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Rockies hold on for 6-5 win over Marlins

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm •  Published: April 2, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — Jordan Pacheco and the Colorado Rockies finally broke out the bats.

Pacheco had three hits and drove in a run for the Rockies, who beat the Miami Marlins 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Charlie Blackmon and Michael Cuddyer each had two hits for Colorado as all eight position players in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit.

"I think we were saving them," Pacheco said of the hits. "We faced two tough guys (Jose Fernandez and Nathan Eovaldi) at the beginning of the series and it's bound to happen with this lineup. We have a bunch of guys who can hit."

Rockies two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game in the bottom of the sixth inning as a precaution due to dizziness, which began during the game without a particular incident.

"He's OK, he wasn't feeling too good and was a little dizzy," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "I think he's fine, but he wasn't feeling too good."

Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in two three for the Marlins, who trailed 6-1 in the sixth.

"That's the difference from last year," Stanton said. "That happened frequently, a sense of looking to tomorrow, we already lost. It's good to keep going every game to the last out."

The Marlins trailed 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth with LaTroy Hawkins on the mound. Hawkins allowed a leadoff single to Adeiny Hechavarria and walked Derek Dietrich with two outs bringing Stanton to the plate.

"You never want to see him walking to the plate to win the game, he's a dangerous hitter, it's well-documented," Weiss said. "It was very uncomfortable with Stanton at the plate."

Stanton nearly ended the game when he hit a long foul ball down the left field line, which would have won the game if it had stayed fair.

"(The pitch) was in so I wasn't worried that it was going to be fair," Pacheco said. "I've heard that sound before, I heard it a couple innings prior to that, but it worked out for us."

Stanton said: "I should have got it a little deeper. It landed a lot further (foul) than when it went past the pole. It was pretty close."

Two pitches later Stanton delivered an RBI single on a full-count pitch scoring Hechavarria and pulling Miami within a run.

Garrett Jones popped out to third base to end the game with Hawkins earning the save.

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