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CarGo exits Rockies' first win with dizziness

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MIAMI -- Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Wednesday's 6-5 victory over the Marlins in the bottom of the sixth inning because of dizziness, which he believes was from dehydration.

But Gonzalez said he should be fine for Thursday afternoon's finale of the four-game, season-opening series.

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MIAMI -- Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Wednesday's 6-5 victory over the Marlins in the bottom of the sixth inning because of dizziness, which he believes was from dehydration.

But Gonzalez said he should be fine for Thursday afternoon's finale of the four-game, season-opening series.

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"I ate something, drank a lot of water, and I feel great right now," Gonzalez said. "About 30 minutes after I came out of the game, that's when I started catching up."

Gonzalez was fine in the first inning during his RBI double -- his third extra-base hit in as many games. After walking in the third, he rounded second on Troy Tulowitzki's deep fly ball that was caught at the warning track, and he did not make it back to first on time to avoid being doubled.

At that point, he began to feel ill, and it lingered when he struck out in both the fourth and sixth innings.

"I thought it was one of those things that happens and just goes away," Gonzalez said. "After my third [plate] appearance, I was sweating and shaking. I didn't know what was happening. It never got better. I told the staff that I wasn't feeling very well. I came up to hit again and was feeling the same way, so they just took me out."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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