Colorado Rockies history: the Rockies win in a slugfest against the Marlins
Spilborghs hit a two-out home run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 13-5 game. In the bottom of the fifth, Matt Holliday led off with a home run and following a single by Atkins and a double by Baker, Chris Iannetta hit a three-run home run to make it a 13-9 game.
The Marlins went down 1-2-3 in the top of the sixth but the Rockies chipped into the Marlins lead even more as Spilborghs hit his second homer of the day off new reliever Taylor Tankersley. Barmes singled and two batters later, Atkins hit a two-run home run to make it a 13-12 game.
Joe Nelson came on to relieve Tankersley but, with the exception of two walks, nothing came about.
In the top of the seventh facing Jason Grilli (who was in his second inning of work), the Marlins added to their lead as Cantu and Willingham led off the inning with doubles. Cantu did not score on Willingham’s double, though, as it was a shallow pop-fly that nobody caught. Jacobs was intentionally walked and Cody Ross followed Jacobs with a two-run single to make it a 15-12 Marlins lead. Manny Corpas came on in relief in a double-switch after that. Three batters later, Luis Gonzalez (the former Diamondbacks outfielder, not the former Rockies second baseman) had a two-run single to make it a 17-12 game. Corpas retired Ramirez to stop the bleeding.