Rojas, who prevented a run in the first inning with a nice stop on Darin Ruf's sharp grounder, saved his best effort for last. With Miami's outfield playing a no-doubles defense, there was plenty of room in short left field. And Cody Asche nearly lofted a fly ball into that vacated space. But Rojas raced back and made an over-the-shoulder grab to seal the game and a series win.
"These guys were flashing leather all night," manager Dan Jennings said. "It's good to see. When you win a game, 1-0, you know that you've got to have quality pitching and tremendous defense. We had that."
"In that situation, when the outfielders are playing no-doubles, you've got to be aware of that play," Rojas said. "For the over-the-shoulder, you've got to go because the outfielder is not going to be able to get the ball. I was running and I was trying to emulate Dee Gordon from last night.
"I started running as hard as a I can with my head down. Then I looked up, and I saw the ball start going to my left. I was trying to get my glove there, and fortunately, I got the ball."
In the first inning, with Freddy Galvis at second, Rojas went up the middle to get Ruf's grounder for the third out.
Along with Rojas, third baseman Derek Dietrich made two nice backhanded plays at third base.
"How about the defense tonight," Jennings said. "You've got to start there. Rojas with that glove-side sliding play. Then to end the game, a shortstop going that deep in left field, that's pretty impressive to do that."