Jul 22, 2010 3:12 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Ronny Paulino hit the winning single with the bases loaded and none out in the ninth inning Thursday, and the Florida Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2.
Florida's Josh Johnson struck out 11 in 6 1-3 innings and allowed only one run, on a homer by Ian Stewart in the second inning. Johnson lowered his ERA to 1.61, best in the majors.
The walkoff win was the second in the series for the Marlins, who won three of the four games. Pinch hitter Donnie Murphy hit a game-ending two-run homer Monday.
The Rockies fell to 2-5 since the All-Star break. They face an All-Star on the road for the second consecutive game Friday - Philadelphia's Roy Halladay.