Marlins complete sweep of Rockies with victory in extra innings

MIAMI.- Dominican Jesús Sánchez drove in the decisive run with a single in the bottom of the tenth inning and the Miami Marlins They defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Thursday to sweep the three-game series.

Two of the Marlins' three wins in this series came in 10 innings. The first was last Monday, when they opened it with a 7-6 victory.

Sánchez's line drive to left with two outs off reliever Jalen Beeks drove in from second to automatic runner Luis Arráez, who won the National League batting title in the previous contest after arriving from the Minnesota Twins .

Venezuelan Arráez went 2 for 5 and Josh Bell hit a home run for the Marlins, whose Dominican starter Edward Cabrera and five relievers struck out 16. Burch Smith (1-0) took care of the tenth.

The Rockies lost their fifth straight game and are the first team since 1990 to always trail at some point in their first 31 games.

For the Rockies, Dominican Elehuris Montero was 0 for 4, with one run scored.

For the Marlins, the Dominicans Sánchez 4-1, with two RBIs; and Ulises De La Cruz 4-1, with one scored.

Miami remains in the dark:

Despite the victory, the Marlins remain in the basement of the East division of the old circuit with a record of 9-24 and eight games from the top, where the favorites Atlanta Braves are located.

The Fish high command has received a lot of criticism for the small number of player movements they made during the last winter break, after the team reached the playoffs in a surprise way in 2023.