Prado Injured as Marlins Drop Series Finale

Martin Prado injured his shoulder and his team failed to complete a sweep on Sunday

The Marlins lost a game and their third baseman when the Colorado Rockies came away 4-1 winners on Sunday.

Martin Prado tripped at first base during the first inning and landed hard on his shoulder. After writhing in pain, Prado exited with a trainer. The initial diagnosis for Prado is a right shoulder sprain and he is listed as day-to-day.

If Prado misses extended time, the Marlins could turn to Donovan Solano in the interim. Solano has struggled mightily at the plate this season, but Miami lacks options in terms of hot-corner depth.

The Marlins had a chance to sweep a four-game series, but the Rockies took an early lead and never looked back. With three runs in the first inning by the Rockies, Miami was playing from behind for the rest of the contest.

Dan Haren made the start and gave up three runs in six innings of work. After the long taxing first frame, Haren settled in for what was a quality start. In all, the veteran struck out five, walked two and surrendered a pair of walks.

One bright spot for Miami came when Steve Cishek entered in the seventh inning. Cishek who was making his first appearance since being recalled from AA, battled out of a bases loaded jam which included an inning-ending strikeout.

Miami's lone run was brought home by Ichiro Suzuki who was appearing as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

The Marlins will now play four games straight against the New York Yankees. The first two will come at Marlins Park, with Tom Koehler set to get the ball on Monday.

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