joined his Florida teammates on their hitting tear - and he pitched a pretty good game, too.
Volstad hit a two-run single in a five-run second and the Marlins beat the
10-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.
Volstad's broken-bat single to right scored
and snapped a 1-all tie. Coghlan followed with a three-run homer, his seventh of the season.
''I just put it in the right spot, I'll take it,'' Volstad said.
The huge advantage was sufficient for Volstad to win his fifth game in six decisions. Volstad (9-9) gave up one run, four
hits, walked four and struck out five in five-plus innings.
''The team did another great job of scoring runs,'' Volstad said. ''You can't ask for anything more as a pitcher.''
Ross had four hits and Coghlan and
each homered and went 3 for 5 as Florida finished with 17 hits. The Marlins now have 10 or more hits in 12 straight games.
''I think hitting is contagious,'' Coghlan said. ''For me, to be able to get some hits in front of Hanley and the guys behind
me it's great. Everybody is seeing the ball well.''
(10-5) left after surrendering
's bases-loaded RBI single in the third. Cook pitched 2 1-3 innings, allowed seven runs, eight hits, walked three and struck
out two. He has lost two straight decisions after a seven-win streak.
None of the
players or manager
were made available between games.
The Rockies scored twice in the seventh, cutting Florida's lead to 7-3. Pinch-hitter Ryan Spilporghs hit a run scoring double
and later scored on
's sacrifice fly off Florida reliever
, who replaced Volstad in the sixth.
Florida scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on Gload's sacrifice fly and
' pinch-hit single. Ross' run-scoring single scored Ramirez in the eighth.
Gonzalez's solo homer in the top of the first put Colorado ahead 1-0. Gonzalez hit Volstad's 3-2 pitch over the fence in right
for his fifth home run of the year.
The Marlins tied it in the bottom of the first on Ramirez's 18th home run of the season. Ramirez drove Cook's pitch above
the wall in left.
NOTES: Marlins 1B
left the game in the top of the second with a right hamstring strain. Johnson flied out to left in his only at-bat in the
first. Gload moved from right field to first base and
took over in right. ...
extended his hitting streak to eight with a two-out double in the eighth. ... Ramirez's home run off Cook was the first allowed
by a Rockies starter in five games.