Printed on: July 26, 2013

Rockies drop series to Marlins


DENVER -- Rob Brantly scored on a wild pitch to break up a scoreless game in the eighth inning, Donovan Solano homered in a four-run ninth, and the Miami Marlins overcame a 93-minute rain delay to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Thursday.

The Rockies, who dropped three of four to the Marlins, lost slugger Carlos Gonzalez after the third inning when he aggravated a sprain of the middle finger on his right hand. He is day to day.

Gonzalez has been dealing with the injury since July 7 when he initially sprained his finger during an at bat against Arizona. He aggravated it striking out swinging in the first inning and was replaced by pinch-hitter Jordan Pacheco.

Reliever Adam Ottavino (0-2) struck out the first two batters he faced in the eighth before Brantly singled to right. Greg Dobbs, batting for reliever Dan Jennings (1-1) singled him to third.

The Rockies rallied off Kevin Slowey for three runs in the ninth. Steve Cishek relieved, and after yielding a one-out single to Nolan Arenado, he induced Jonathan Herrera to ground into a game-ending double play for his 20th save in 22 chances.

Around the majors

WASHINGTON 9, PIRATES 7: At Washington, Bryce Harper delivered the first game-ending homer of his career, a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted Washington over the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended the Nationals' losing streak at six.

METS 7, BRAVES 4: At New York, John Buck drove in three runs and Zack Wheeler beat Atlanta for the second time in seven major league starts as the New York Mets split a four-game series.

PADRES 10, BREWERS 8: At Milwaukee, Carlos Quentin and Jesus Guzman homered and the San Diego Padres got 16 hits on their way to beating Milwaukee. Will Venable added two doubles for San Diego and made a key catch in center field.

YANKEES 2, RANGERS 0: At Arlington, Texas, Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven scoreless innings, Mariano Rivera got gifts before posting another save and the Yankees beat Texas.

BLUE JAYS 4, ASTROS 0: At Toronto, Mark Buehrle pitched a two-hitter and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst seven-game losing streak, beating Houston.

WHITE SOX 7, TIGERS 4: At Chicago, Jake Peavy pitched into the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Justin Verlander and Detroit. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera missed his third straight game because of an injured left hip flexor.

Cardinals 3, Phillies 1: At St. Louis, Lance Lynn allowed one run over seven innings and St. Louis scored three times in the third in a win over Philadelphia.

Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 1: At Phoenix, Aaron Hill drove in two runs with a homer and double, helping Arizona earning a split of their four-game series.

Royals 7, Orioles 1: At Kansas City, Mo., Jeremy Guthrie pitched six solid innings and Billy Butler homered and Kansas beat Baltimore.

Angels 8, Athletics 3: At Oakland, Calif., Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each drove in two runs to power the Angels past Athletics.

Mariners 8, Twins 2: At Seattle, Hisashi Iwakuma allowed four hits in six shutout innings, and Seattle Mariners scored six runs in the second en route to a victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Reds 5, Dodgers 2: At Los Angeles, Mat Latos threw 7 2/3 innings and Cincinnati got home runs from Jay Bruce and Xavier Paul to beat Los Angeles , ending the NL West leaders' six-game winning streak.