Kim, Rockies sweep Marlins


Published: Monday, May 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
MIAMI - Byung-Hyun Kim struck out a career-high nine in his first start of the season to help the Rockies complete a three-game sweep with a 3-1 win on Sunday.
Kim (1-0) pitched four times for South Korea in the World Baseball Classic and had been on the disabled list after straining a hamstring on March 28 in his only spring training appearance for the Rockies.
He allowed one run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings and walked one.
Jose Mesa got his first save in three chances for the Rockies, who have won four straight.
Florida starter Sergio Mitre (1-3) allowed two runs - one earned - and seven hits in seven innings.
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