- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez is hitting homers again and Kyle Kendrick didn’t allow any in his latest start.

A good sign going forward for the Colorado Rockies, but not enough to win Sunday.

Gonzalez went deep for a second straight day and Kendrick didn’t give up a homer for the first time this season at Coors Field during a 3-2 loss in 10 innings to the Miami Marlins.

“It was tough luck,” said Gonzalez, who has homered in back-to-back games for the first time since last year.

This game came down to a misplaced slider, one that Boone Logan (0-2) threw to Adeiny Hechavarria with two outs in the 10th. Hechavarria knew instantly it was gone, and the baseball wound up in the trees in straightaway center field for his first homer since April 25.

“One of the worst sliders I’ve ever thrown,” Logan said. “He got the barrel on the ball.”

Kendrick settled in after giving up two runs in the opening inning. He retired 12 straight before Dee Gordon’s single in the fifth. Kendrick lasted seven innings and allowed two runs against a team he’s typically bottled up in the past.

The right-hander is 14-3 with a 3.40 ERA versus the Marlins. He’s tied with Livan Hernandez for the fifth-most wins against Miami, behind Greg Maddux (19), Tom Glavine (17), Tim Hudson (15) and John Smoltz (15).

“I stuck to my game plan,” Kendrick said. “I know those guys very well. They are a very aggressive team.”

Marcell Ozuna had a two-out, two-run single in the first to help the Marlins take two of three in the series. After that inning, though, Miami didn’t advance a runner past second base until Hechavarria’s homer.

Gonzalez tied the game at 2 in the seventh with a solo shot. The Rockies had a chance in the ninth with two outs and runners on first and second, but Sam Dyson (3-2) got pinch-hitter Ben Paulsen to ground out.

A.J. Ramos closed in the 10th for his seventh save, striking out Troy Tulowitzki as the Rockies shortstop tried to back away from an inside pitch. Plate umpire Mike DiMuro ruled Tulowitzki was in the act of swinging.

Jose Urena pitched six innings of three-hit ball and was in line for his first major league win, but usually reliable reliever Carter Capps couldn’t protect a 2-1 lead. He gave up a line-drive homer to Gonzalez, the first home run Capps has allowed all season.

Urena kept the Rockies off balance with a fastball that routinely hit 95 mph. Manager Dan Jennings contemplated leaving him in for the seventh - Urena had only thrown 82 pitches - but with a rested bullpen, Jennings didn’t want to leave anything to chance.

“No way were we going to let that kid lose that game after pitching that quality of an outing and in this ballpark,” Jennings said. “He put us in a position to win it. Tremendous effort.”

BOBBLEHEAD BANTER

Tulowitzki was featured in a bobblehead promotion, and the figurine actually bore some resemblance to manager Walt Weiss.

“That’s not good for Tulo,” Weiss joked before the game.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: Reliever Bryan Morris doesn’t expect to miss much time after leaving Saturday’s game in the sixth inning with a strained lower back. … Jennings said RHP Jose Fernandez (Tommy John surgery) will throw Monday for Class A Jupiter. … RHP Mat Latos (left knee) will make a start Monday with Triple-A New Orleans. … RHP Jarred Cosart (vertigo) is scheduled to make a rehab start with New Orleans sometime this week.

Rockies: LF Corey Dickerson, placed on the 15-day disabled list May 19 because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, will play Monday in an extended spring training game in Scottsdale, Arizona. … Although reliever Rafael Betancourt is struggling, Weiss said there’s nothing wrong with his arm. “He’ll be fine,” Weiss said.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Brad Hand (1-1, 4.24 ERA) takes the mound Monday as Miami opens a three-game series in Toronto. The Blue Jays counter with RHP Marco Estrada (2-3, 3.77)

Rockies: RHP David Hale (1-0, 4.26) will be recalled when the Rockies host St. Louis on Monday. RHP John Lackey (4-3, 2.93) goes for the Cardinals.

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