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Sunday
Aug242014

Dickerson's Heroics Lead Rockies to Walk-Off Win

Rob Carr/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Corey Dickerson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth, tying the game at 4-4, and drove in the winning run in the 13th as Colorado beat Miami 5-4 on Saturday night. It's the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Rockies (51-77).

"Last night, bases loaded, same guy and I swung first pitch on a sinker and grounded out," Dickerson said of the hit that came off Sam Dyson, who bested him on Friday. "I kind of wanted to see a pitch and I wanted to get a pitch up. He threw a ball down like last night, and I think he hung a changeup or a slider up and in."

It was a back-and-forth affair that saw four lead changes. The Marlins (64-64) took a 1-0 third inning lead on a Giancarlo Stanton double before the Rockies scored three runs in the bottom half of the frame. Brandon Byrnes gave Colorado the lead with a two-run homer after the tying run came home on a double-play ball.

Miami later tied the game in the fifth before taking a lead in the top of the ninth thanks to Adeiny Hechavarria's RBI single. Closer Steve Cishek blew his fourth save of the year when Dickerson launched a 455-foot blast to the third deck before sealing the deal in the 13th.


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Saturday
Jun082013

Marlins Top Mets 2-1 In 20-Inning Marathon 

Andy Marlin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --   Adeiny Hechaverria hit the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 20th inning, as the Miami Marlins outlasted the New York Mets 2-1 Saturday, in what was the longest major league game in three years. 

The game lasted 6 hours, 25 minutes and ended when Marlins closer Steve Cishek retired Daniel Murphy on a fly ball to left field.  Kevin Slowey (2-5) earned the win after pitching seven scoreless innings in relief.

"You play 20 innings, you've got to win that game," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

Matt Harvey started the game for the Mets (23-34) but left the game in the eighth inning with tightness in his lower back.

Shawn Marcum (0-7) took the loss after coming on to pitch in the 13th inning.

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Sunday
May062012

Marlins Demote Heath Bell From Closer's Spot

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- When the Miami Marlins signed All-Star closer Heath Bell away from the San Diego Padres this offseason, they thought they were getting the guy who saved 43 games in 2011. Instead they're being forced to remove him from the closer's spot.

Bell has struggled mightily in his first season in Miami. After blowing five saves all of last season, Bell already has four blown saves in seven chances this season. After his latest blown save on Friday, Bell's ERA ballooned all the way to 11.42. His WHIP is also an alarming 2.88. He signed a three-year $27 million contract during the offseason.

"Right now, we are going through a tough time," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It happens to the best of them. We are going to move him down for maybe a few days. It's not like we are removing him from the job. ...I made it very clear, it's not a punishment."

Guillen said that he is "leaning" towards having Steve Cishek replace Bell as the team's closer for now.

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