Giancarlo Stanton homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the Miami Marlins to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park on Saturday.
Stanton opened the scoring with a two-run double off of Rockies starter David Hale in the first inning. Hale allowed a single and a walk before serving the shot to center field, which missed clearing the wall by just a matter of feet.
Hale settled in, keeping the Marlins off the board through the fifth inning. But Stanton struck again in the sixth, following Christian Yelich's leadoff single with a line-drive homer that landed just inside the left field foul pole.
Hale finished the inning before departing in favor of Brooks Brown. In six inning of work, Hale gave up four runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out five.
As has often been the case lately, the Rockies' offense didn't do much to help out their starting pitcher. Colorado had just five hits and struck out 15 times. Michael McKenry had the best day at the plate of any Rockies player, finishing 1-for-2 with a triple and two walks. He was the only starter in the Rockies' lineup not to strike out.
The Rockies have dropped the first three of their series against the Marlins and four in a row overall. Their series loss in Miami is Colorado's first on the road in exactly a month.
Jorge De La Rosa will take the mound on Sunday for the Rockies, who will try to avoid their first four-game sweep of the season.
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