Colorado Rockies Salvage A Win In Miami Behind De La Rosa’s Historic Start


Jun 14, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jorge De La Rosa became the all-time wins leader in Colorado Rockies history on Sunday afternoon when he defeated the Miami Marlins 4-1. 

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The Colorado Rockies relied on a phenomenal start by Jorge De La Rosa, and rode two early home runs to a 4-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon to salvage a game in the four-game series.

With the victory, De La Rosa becomes the all-time wins leader in Colorado Rockies history, with 73 victories under his belt as part of the franchise.

The Rockies jumped out early and made De La Rosa’s job easy, when Charlie Blackmon nailed a solo home run to lead off the game. After a walk to Troy Tulowitzki, Nolan Arenado added on another two-run home run off Marlins’ starter Dan Haren, to make it a 3-0 game before De La Rosa ever took the mound.

When he did take the mound, De La Rosa was phenomenal, allowing just four hits and four walks — and only one run — in seven innings of work, while striking out four hitters. He threw 67 of his 109 pitches for strikes.

He tripped up in the seventh when Ichiro Suzuki drove in J.T. Realmuto with a single, but other than that, he was flawless in his fourth win of the season.

Boone Logan and Tommy Kahnle split the eighth inning, and John Axford pitched a scoreless ninth with three strikeouts to finish off the Fish and salvage a single game for the Rockies on the set.

The Rockies head to Houston now, where they will face the Houston Astros for two games, before coming to Denver to face the Astros for two more.

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