MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton's home run drought is over.Stanton on Monday blasted a home run in the first inning, and he continues to show signs that he is breaking out of his prolonged slump. The three-time All-Star also attached his name to some MLB history on a night the Marlins
MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton's home run drought is over.
Stanton on Monday blasted a home run in the first inning, and he continues to show signs that he is breaking out of his prolonged slump. The three-time All-Star also attached his name to some MLB history on a night the Marlins fell 5-3 to the Rockies at Marlins Park.
According to Stats LLC, the game set a big league record for the most runs scored in a game in which all the runs came on solo home runs. The previous mark was five, done seven times, with the most recent being last May 5 when the Mariners had three and the Angels two.
Along with Stanton's shot, Marcell Ozuna belted two home runs for Miami.
"He's coming back," Ozuna said of Stanton. "He's swinging it pretty good. Let's see if we can help the team, together."
For the Rockies, Mark Reynolds had two homers, while Trevor Story, Nick Hundley and Charlie Blackmon also connected.
Ozuna is staying red hot, as he enjoyed his first career multi-homer game. The center fielder boosted his team-high home run total to 15. He's also driven in 43 runs and raised his batting average to .322, showing that he is All-Star worthy.
Stanton, meanwhile, has 13 homers and 32 RBIs.
If the Marlins can get Stanton and Ozuna going at the same time, they should present plenty of problems for opposing pitchers.
In the first inning on Monday, Stanton blistered a low line drive off lefty Jorge De La Rosa that cleared the wall in left field. It was the slugger's first home run since May 24, against the Rays, a span of 16 games.
Stanton's blast also put an end to a stretch of 62 plate appearances without circling the bases.
According to Statcast™, the Stanton's home run left the park in a hurry. The drive was projected at 405 feet from home plate with an exit velocity of 111 mph.
Stanton's home run followed a similarly launched shot by Marcell Ozuna. Statcast™ had Ozuna's homer at 405 feet with an exit velocity of 109 mph.
"[Stanton] was good," manager Don Mattingly said. "Obviously, got us up two there."
Ozuna and Stanton gave the Marlins their first back-to-back homers of the season. Prior to Monday, the last time Miami went back-to-back was last Sept. 27 against the Braves -- Ozuna and Justin Bour.
Stanton now has 194 career home runs, a Marlins record.
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