Pacheco, Pomeranz earn win for injury-struck Rox

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By Owen Perkins / Special to MLB.com

DENVER — Before Sunday’s series finale with the Marlins, manager Jim Tracy lamented the fact that with their Opening Day No. 3-6 hitters off the roster, the club wasn’t getting any easy swings that lead to balls landing on the outfield concourse.

Mid-way through the game, however, rookie Jordan Pacheco took just such a swing, blasting a two-run homer into the left-field seats to give the Rockies the lead and propel them to a 3-2 win and a series split at Coors Field.

The Marlins got on the board early thanks to a rally that started when an errant throw from rookie shortstop Josh Rutledge pulled Tyler Colvin off the bag at first. Despite the bad throw, replays appeared to show Colvin kept his foot on the bag long enough to get Emilio Bonifacio out.

Justin Ruggiano followed with a double to center, and Carlos Lee’s grounder to third plated Bonifacio. MORE >>>