Series: Game 2 of 3

Florida leads 2-0 (as of 8/16)

Game 1: Friday, August 14
Game 2: Saturday, August 15
Game 2: Sunday, August 16
Game 3: Sunday, August 16

Rockies 3

(64-53, 32-30 away)

Marlins 10

(63-54, 34-27 home)

    1:35 PM ET, August 16, 2009

    Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida 

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    COL 100000200 3 7 0
    FLA 15100021 - 10 17 0

    W: C. Volstad (9-9)

    L: A. Cook (10-5)

    Ramirez, Coghlan each have three hits and homer in Marlins' victory

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Chris Volstad joined his Florida teammates on their hitting tear -- and he pitched a pretty good game, too.

    Volstad hit a two-run single in a five-run second and the Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.

    Volstad's broken-bat single to right scored Dan Uggla and Cody Ross and snapped a 1-all tie. Coghlan followed with a three-run homer, his seventh of the season.

    Fast Facts

    • In the first game, Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-5 to record his seventh straight multihit game. He had only one hit in the second game. He has now hit in 12 straight games, going 27-for-59 during the streak.

    • In the first game, Chris Coghlan hit a three-run home run and now has 11 RBIs in his last nine games.

    • The Marlins, who have had at least 10 hits in 13 straight games, have won three straight and eight of their last nine games. They are only the third team to have 10 hits in 13 straight games in the last 55 years, joining the 1997 White Sox and 1999 Red Sox.

    • The Rockies struck out 15 times in the nightcap, matching their franchise record for most times striking out in a nine-inning win.

    -- ESPN Stats & Information

    "I just put it in the right spot, I'll take it," Volstad said.

    The huge advantage was sufficient for Volstad to win his fifth game in six decisions. Volstad (9-9) gave up one run, four hits, walked four and struck out five in five-plus innings.

    "The team did another great job of scoring runs," Volstad said. "You can't ask for anything more as a pitcher."

    Ross had four hits and Coghlan and Hanley Ramirez each homered and went 3 for 5 as Florida finished with 17 hits. The Marlins now have 10 or more hits in 12 straight games.

    "I think hitting is contagious," Coghlan said. "For me, to be able to get some hits in front of Hanley and the guys behind me it's great. Everybody is seeing the ball well."

    Rockies starter Aaron Cook (10-5) left after surrendering Ross Gload's bases-loaded RBI single in the third. Cook pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowed seven runs, eight hits, walked three and struck out two. He has lost two straight decisions after a seven-win streak.

    None of the Rockies players or manager Jim Tracy were made available between games.

    The Rockies scored twice in the seventh, cutting Florida's lead to 7-3. Pinch-hitter Ryan Spilborghs hit a run-scoring double and later scored on Carlos Gonzalez's sacrifice fly off Florida reliever Dan Meyer, who replaced Volstad in the sixth.

    Florida scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on Gload's sacrifice fly and Wes Helms' pinch-hit single. Ross' run-scoring single scored Ramirez in the eighth.

    Gonzalez's solo homer in the top of the first put Colorado ahead 1-0. Gonzalez hit Volstad's 3-2 pitch over the fence in right for his fifth home run of the year.

    The Marlins tied it in the bottom of the first on Ramirez's 18th home run of the season. Ramirez drove Cook's pitch above the wall in left.

    Game notes

    Marlins 1B Nick Johnson left the game in the top of the second with a right hamstring strain. Johnson flied out to left in his only at-bat in the first. Gload moved from right field to first base and Jeremy Hermida took over in right. ... Ian Stewart extended his hitting streak to eight with a two-out double in the eighth. ... Ramirez's home run off Cook was the first allowed by a Rockies starter in five games.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumSun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
    Game Time3:11
    Weather90 degrees, partly cloudy
    Wind21 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Damien Beal, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Mark Wegner