- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

DENVER (AP) - A run of bad weather has coincided with some rough times at home for the Colorado Rockies.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth home run, Tom Koehler pitched seven effective innings and the Miami Marlins beat Colorado 6-2 Friday on another rain-soaked night at Coors Field.

The game included a rain delay of 1 hour, 55 minutes, after the seventh inning when a light rain turned into a torrential downpour. The grounds crew barely got the tarp on the field before hail started to fall.

It was the 12th time this season a game at Coors Field has been postponed or delayed by weather.

“It’s almost like every time we play at home, it’s always raining,” slugger Carlos Gonzalez said. “We have to stay (in the clubhouse) for over an hour every time. You’re going to lose your momentum. Fans leave. You feel like you’re playing on your own here. It’s a different feeling (when) you stay in the game and you have your fans cheering for you. It’s just tough, but there’s nothing we can do about it.”

J.T. Realmuto had a career-high four hits for the Marlins, who have won three straight.

Troy Tulowitzki had three hits for Colorado, which fell to 10-17 at home.

Koehler has dominated the Rockies in four starts - three in hitter-friendly Denver. He didn’t allow a hit and faced the minimum Friday until Tulowitzki and Gonzalez had consecutive two-out singles in the fourth.

“We haven’t quite figured him out,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “We’ve faced him three, four times now and he’s commanded the ball well against us. He’s been tough on us.”

Koehler kept throwing strikes after his teammates gave him an early lead. The Marlins scored twice in the second before Stanton made it 3-0 with a one-out shot to center off Eddie Butler (3-6).

Stanton’s drive, his 18th, traveled an estimated 478 feet.

Stanton singled in the fifth to help Miami tack on another run, and Realmuto had a leadoff triple to spark a two-run sixth that made it 6-0.

The only run Koehler (4-3) allowed came after second baseman Dee Gordon slipped while fielding Charlie Blackmon’s grounder in the sixth. Blackmon scored on a two-out single by Tulowitzki.

Colorado loaded the bases again in the seventh, but Koehler got Blackmon to ground out to end the threat.

Koehler struck out six and walked one. He is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA against Colorado and has pitched seven innings in every start versus the Rockies.

“I’ve been fortunate the times I’ve pitched here to have really good fastball command,” Koehler said. “When I have fastball command I work off that. That has a lot to do with it.”

The Rockies scored an unearned run in the eighth off Vin Mazzaro after play resumed.


Stanton entered hitting .455 in his last five games against the Rockies, and he has at least one RBI in 13 of his 15 career games at Coors Field. “I like the backdrop,” the slugger said. “Forest green, my favorite backdrop.”


Tulowitzki and Gonzalez have started hitting after slow stars for the two stars. Tulowitzki extended his hitting streak to six games. Gonzalez has a hit in eight of his last 10 games to raise his average to .233.


Rockies: RHP LaTroy Hawkins (right biceps tendinitis) touched 96 mph in a rehab game Thursday. He is close to returning. … 1B Justin Morneau (concussion symptoms) has not made real progress. The Rockies continue to be cautious with him.


Marlins: RHP David Phelps (2-2) will start his second career game against the Rockies. Phelps last faced Colorado in 2013. He allowed two runs and three hits in six innings and didn’t get a decision.

Rockies: LHP Chris Rusin (1-0) makes his second start and third appearance for the Rockies this season. Rusin got his only win this year in an emergency relief appearance against Philadelphia on Sunday.

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