DENVER ( Associated Press) — Pinch-hitter Jonathan Daza doubled his drive with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Colorado Rockies rally to a 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday.
The game also included the longest home run of the season in MLB, a 496-foot shot in the second innings from Miami’s Jesus Sanchez. It reached the third deck concourse at Coors Field.
Daza finished with four RBIs after adding a sacrificial fly in the bottom of the eighth. Garrett Hampson had a two-run triple and Brendan Rodgers singled out at the bottom of the eighth inning to extend his career-long hitting streak to 17 games. He has also reached safe base in 26 straight games.
Colorado starter Ryan Feltner (1–1) scored his first major league victory, going in seven innings and allowing four hits—including Sanchez’s massive drive—while hitting six and running one.
Miami starter Pablo Lopez held the Rockies through six scoreless innings, and Cole Sulcer (0-2) started in seventh place.
Rodgers walks the leadoff, then Sam Hilliard and Hampson single it to load the base. Batting for Brian Cervan, Déj lined up a double in the left-field corner, clearing bases and giving Colorado a 3–1 lead.
Steven Ockert relieved Sulcer and Charlie Blackmon added an RBI single to place the Rockies in four-seventh.
Colorado added three runs at the bottom of the eighth inning on a two-run triple from Hampson and a sacrificial fly by Déj.
The Rockies missed the score in the sixth inning on a huge drive by CJ Cron that the wind pushed into slightly wrong territory while passing over the foul pole. The call was confirmed by replay review.
The Rockies are 15-11 at Coors Field, but 7-15 on the road.
Marlins: 3B Joy Wendell left the game at the top of the fourth inning after slipping safely into second base and experiencing right hamstring trouble. He was replaced by pinch-runner Willian Estudillo.
Rockies: OF Kris Bryant, amid a low-back strain second on the injured list, has resumed most baseball activities without restriction, although he has yet to swing the bat fully has done. “The other aspects of his game are currently fine, throwing, running,” Rockies manager Bud Black said before the game. “Swinging the bat, he is limited. He wasn’t where he thought he was going to be productive.” Black said there was no timetable for Bryant’s return. … LHP Kelly Freeland made his previous debut with a leg injury in the sixth inning. He is expected to make his next start on Saturday as scheduled after release. An MRI showed no structural damage. … RHP Antonio Senzatella (low back strain) was reinstated from the injured list on Wednesday and The series finale against the Marlins is expected to begin.
Rockies RHP German Marquez (1-5, 6.30 ERA) is set to start Tuesday night against the Marlins, who have yet to announce their starter for the game.
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