Dickerson's hit in 13th lifts Rockies past Marlins
- Article by: MICHAEL KELLY
- Associated Press
- August 24, 2014 - 12:10 AM
DENVER — Corey Dickerson's single to right in the 13th inning scored Nolan Arenado to give the Colorado Rockies a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
It was the second big hit for Dickerson, who sent the game into extra innings with a home run to the third deck in the ninth.
Matt Belisle (4-6), the ninth Rockies pitcher, got the win with one inning of perfect relief.
Arenado led off the 13th with a double off the wall in left field against Sam Dyson (2-1). Dickerson followed with a liner to right, and Arenado easily beat the throw from Giancarlo Stanton.
It was the sixth walk-off win for the Rockies this season.
Adeiny Hechavarria gave the Marlins a 4-3 lead in the ninth with an RBI single off closer LaTroy Hawkins. Dickerson tied it in the bottom half with his 19th home run of the season, hit off Steve Cishek. It was Cishek's fourth blown save this season.
The Rockies erased a 1-0 deficit in the third inning with a run on a double play and a two-run homer by Brandon Barnes.
Miami got a run in the fourth when Jordan Lyles walked Donovan Solano with the bases loaded, and then tied it on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's RBI double in the fifth.
Lyles left after giving up a pair of two-out singles in the sixth, but lefty Rex Brothers struck out Garrett Jones to end the inning.
Lyles allowed three runs on seven hits, struck out five and walked five.
Miami starter Tom Koehler's only blemish was the third inning. He struck out four and didn't walk a batter in tossing seven solid innings.
After allowing two singles to lead off the fourth he retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced. The one single he allowed was wiped out on a caught stealing.
Marlins: No injury updates.
Rockies: OF Michael Cuddyer didn't start for the fourth consecutive game because of a sore left hamstring. Cuddyer pinch-hit in the 12th and drew a leadoff walk. He was replaced on base by pitcher Tyler Matzek.
The Marlins will send LHP Brad Hand (2-5, 4.52) against RHP Christian Bergman (0-2, 7.20) in the last game of the three-game set. Bergman is making his first start since breaking his left hand in a start against Milwaukee on June 20.
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