Dickerson's hit in 13th lifts Rockies past Marlins

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 24, 2014 at 12:44 am •  Published: August 24, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — Corey Dickerson didn't miss when he got a second chance to come through.

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 of the night for Dickerson, who sent the game into extra innings with a home run to the third deck in the ninth.

"It's one of the longer ones I've seen here," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "I've seen a few go into that upper deck but he hit that ball a long way. He can hit. It's well documented."

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, who was bested by Dyson on Friday, followed with a liner to right, and Arenado easily beat the throw from Giancarlo Stanton.

"Last night, bases loaded, same guy and I swung first pitch on a sinker and grounded out," Dickerson said. "I kind of wanted to see a pitch and I wanted to get a pitch up. He threw a ball down like last night, and I think he hung a changeup or a slider up and in."

His teammates mobbed him near second base after he ended the 4 hour, 28-minute game.

It was the sixth walk-off win for the Rockies this season.

"We put ourselves in a good position, had a chance to win a ballgame and it didn't happen," Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "We had it and we just couldn't lock it up."

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 a 455-foot drive off Steve Cishek for his 19th homer of the season. It was Cishek's fourth blown save.

"I fell (behind) 3-1 to a guy that's an all-or-nothing hitter, and when you miss down and in to a lefty that's a power hitter, it doesn't put you in a good spot or the team in a good spot," Cishek said.

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.

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