Colorado Rockies Hit Three HRs, Cruise To Victory Behind Chris Rusin


Jun 6, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman W. Rosario (20) hits a home run during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies took on the Miami Marlins Saturday afternoon at Coors Field, looking for revenge after Friday night’s loss. 

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The Colorado Rockies hit two triples and three home runs in the first four innings, and 17 total hits combined with Chris Rusin‘s phenomenal seven-inning start propelled the team to a 10-5 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday afternoon at Coors Field in Denver.

Wilin Rosario was the star of the day for the Rockies at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs, including home runs in both the third and fourth innings — his first multi-home run game since 2012.

The fun started for the Rockies – who were ahead 10-2 entering the ninth inning – when Nolan Arenado hit a two-RBI triple in the first inning off Marlins’ starter David Phelps. The Rox would plate two more runs that inning, thanks to Rosario’s RBI single, and another triple — this one off the bat off Michael McKenry — to take a 4-0 lead after one inning.

In the top of the second inning, the Marlins got a run back on an RBI single to tighten the gap to 4-1, but Rockies starter Chris Rusin pitched extremely well all game, ending up allowing just two runs (both earned) on seven hits and two walks, while striking out eight batters, across seven innings.

The Rockies padded their lead to 5-1 in the third inning thanks to Rosario’s first home run of the day, a solo shot.

Then, in the bottom of the fourth, the Rockies exploded for five runs to blow the game open thanks to, among other things, a three-run home run from Carlos Gonzalez, and another solo homer from Rosario.

The score, 10-2 at that point, stayed that way until the top of the ninth when Rafael Betancourt came on to finish the game and ran into trouble, allowing three Marlins’ runs on five hits.

All’s well that ends well, though, and Rusin (2-0) took the victory over Phelps (2-3), ensuring the Rockies still have a chance to win the series after the blowout on Saturday afternoon.

The Rockies and Marlins will play the rubber game of their series tomorrow afternoon at Coors Field, before the Rockies take on the St. Louis Cardinals early next week — and then head to Miami next weekend to see these Marlins once again.