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The Marlins beat the Rockies 5-4 Monday night at Coors Field as the wildcard race tightens

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Posted at 11:29 PM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 01:29:30-04

DENVER -- Miguel Rojas had a career-high four RBI and the Miami Marlins held off Colorado 5-4 on Monday night, cutting the Rockies' lead for the second NL wild card to 1 1/2 games over Milwaukee.

With five games remaining, the Rockies have lost six of eight and are clinging to a postseason spot as they seek their first playoff berth since 2009. Monday marked a missed opportunity to extend their advantage over the idle Brewers as well as St. Louis, which remained 2 1/2 games back after a 10-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs earlier in the night.

The Marlins won even though slugger Giancarlo Stanton went hitless in five at-bats. He remained at 57 homers.