Young Jose Urena picked up his first career victory Friday night defeating the Colorado Rockies 5-1. Urena (2-1 on the season) pitched 6.2 innings, giving up only one earned run off of six hits and all while dominating the Rockies' lineup. Urena turned out yet another impressive start against the Rockies to follow up a strong start in Denver last week where Jose settled for the no-decision in what turned out to be a strong performance.
His opposite number, Kyle Kendrick, turned out a solid start but poor run-support ultimately landed Kendrick's eight loss of the season. Kendrick allowed only two runs, both earned, in 6.2 innings and gave up seven hits.
The scoring for the Marlins started when Marcell Ozuna singled home Christian Yelich just a few pitches after having a home-run hook barely foul down the line. Justin Bour would single but the Marlins would leave runners on the corners, unable to salvage anymore runs than the Ozuna single. In the sixth, Martin Prado slammed a solo homer into the Clevelander.
In the top of the seventh, Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run, the Rockies' only run of the night on which they tallied seven hits. With the gap just one, the Fish set about looking for some insurance in the 8th and red-hot J.T. Realmuto gave them just that, a three run shot to pad the Marlins lead to 5-1. The Fish never looked back from there.
A.J. Ramos made his first appearance since giving up a walk-off home run to Edwin Encarnacion just a few nights ago. Carter Capps and Mike Dunn both picked up holds out of the bullpen (Capps' 2nd, Dunn's 10th). In his first game back with the Marlins, Derek Dietrich struck out in a pinch hit situation. A crowd of 20,355 were on hand to watch the Marlins' second straight victory.