DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon continued his power surge with two home runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Miami Marlins 11-4 on Saturday night for their first three-game winning streak in two months.
McMahon has homered in three straight games and four of his last five to set a career high with 17. He has four home runs on the current homestand.
The Rockies have a chance to sweep a series for the first time since taking three games against Arizona from June 18-20, which is the last time they had a three-game winning streak.
Charlie Blackmon, Ian Desmond and Trevor Story also went deep in support of starter German Márquez, who left after five innings with cramps. Márquez (12-5) doubled and struck out eight.
Jon Berti homered on Marquez’s second pitch but the Rockies scored one in the first and three in the second off Hector Noesi (0-3) to take control. It was 6-3 in the sixth when McMahon led off with his first homer of the night to spark a three-run inning. He and Desmond went back-to-back in the seventh.
Garrett Cooper homered and doubled for Miami, which is 3-12 in August.
Marlins: Manager Don Mattingly said RHP Jose Urena (lower back soreness) had a successful rehab start for Class A Jupiter on Friday night and will make another minor league start soon. … RHP Pablo Lopez (right shoulder strain) needed just 10 pitches to get through one inning for Triple-A New Orleans on Friday night.
Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis (left hip impingement) was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Wednesday. Colorado recalled RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez from Triple-A Albuquerque. … OF David Dahl (high right ankle sprain) has had the boot removed from his injured leg and is starting some activity.
Miami will send RHP Jordan Yamamoto (4-4, 4.42 ERA) to the mound against Colorado RHP Peter Lambert (2-3, 6.75) in a matchup of rookies to wrap up the weekend series. Yamamoto has taken the loss in four of his last five starts, while Lambert hasn’t won since his second career start in June.
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