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Rockies 3, Marlins 2: Wheeler, Chacin come through for come-from-behind win

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Ryan Wheeler came through with the go-ahead run, which gave Jhoulys Chacin and the Colorado Rockies the win. It was a trademark Chacin performance, but a rare come-from-behind win on the road for the team.

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Jhoulys Chacin had a performance that he will certainly remember. He made his return from bereavement leave following the loss of his grandmother, and made note of her in the post-game comments. It was a night full of emotion for him, but he delivered another one of his trademark performances. He allowed two runs on four hits and four walks. He faced just one over the minimum before allowing a leadoff home run to Ed Lucas in the bottom of the fifth for the first run of the game.

The offense showed small signs of life early in the game, including doubles from Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado, and scattered singles and walks. However, the first run didn't come until the sixth inning, when DJ LeMahieu tripled and later came home. The Rockies rallied in the eighth inning. After Michael Cuddyer drove in Tulowitzki to tie the game, Ryan Wheeler hit the go-ahead run, which earned the Rockies -- and Chacin -- the win.

Come-from-behind wins that come on the road tend to be the exception, not the rule, for this team. While the Rockies no longer have postseason aspirations, it is absolutely an encouraging sign of life.

The Graph

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