MIAMI — Miguel Rojas and Martin Prado each had three hits and the Miami Marlins won for the first time this season, beating the Colorado Rockies 7-3 Saturday night.
Limited to a total of six hits in a pair of losses to Colorado earlier this week, the Marlins broke loose for 16 hits against starter Tyler Anderson and four relievers.
Lewis Brinson, who scored twice, and Rossell Herrera and Chad Wallach each had two hits. Rojas doubled twice and drove in three runs.
Pablo Lopez (1-0) allowed five hits and three runs and struck out a career-high seven in 5 1/3 innings. He was lifted after retiring Trevor Story on a flyball that ended an 11-pitch at-bat.
Five Marlins relievers kept Colorado scoreless through the final 3 2/3 innings.
Rojas and Herrera capitalized on Anderson’s first pitches with hits that keyed a three-run fourth for a 5-2 lead. Rojas’ double to left centre scored two and Herrera followed with an RBI single.
Anderson (0-1) gave up five runs, nine hits and struck out four in five innings.
Miami added two runs in the seventh on Prado’s RBI single and Curtis Granderson’s safety squeeze bunt single that scored Brinson.
The Marlins scored their first runs of the season in the second not produced by a solo homer. Granderson’s sacrifice fly and Rojas’ RBI double gave Miami a 2-0 lead.
The Rockies quickly erased Miami’s early advantage in the third on Charlie Blackmon’s run-scoring single and David Dahl’s sacrifice fly.
After sporadic rain during the first two games of the series, the roof at Marlins Park was opened Saturday.
Rockies: 1B Daniel Murphy missed the game and will have X-rays on his left index finger, according to manager Bud Black. Murphy jammed the finger while diving to stop a sharp grounder in the fourth inning of Friday’s game. Although Murphy remained in the game and had his first hit as a Rockie in the ninth, Black said the swelling on his finger worsened overnight.
Marlins: P Jose Urena expects to make his second start against the New York Mets on Tuesday as he recovers from the line drive he took behind his left leg off a hit ball by Dahl in the second inning of the season opener Thursday. Manager Don Mattingly said Urena will have his bullpen session on Sunday.
RHP Jon Gray will start the series finale for the Rockies on Sunday while the Marlins will go with RHP Sandy Alcantara.