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Rockies Vs. Marlins Recap: Giancarlo Stanton Grand Slam Delivers Win For Fish

After a nice interleague series win in Cleveland, the Miami Marlins returned home and took the first game of a three-game set against the Colorado Rockies. The Marlins reeled off seven unanswered runs to storm back from an early four-run deficit. Despite giving up four runs in the first inning, starter Mark Buerhle held the line and allowed Miami to stay in it with a big fourth-inning rally. Buerhle went 7.2 innings, allowing the four runs on five hits. He gave up only one more hit after the rocky first inning.

The comeback win was keyed by a grand slam from Giancarlo Stanton. The young Miami slugger absolutely crushed a slow Jamie Moyer 72 mph pitch 438 feet over the fence in left. It was his fourth career slam and an absolute bomb that prompted a curtain call from the Miami crowd. Along with Stanton, the Fish received some unexpected offense from Austin Kearns, who had four hits and two RBIs batting cleanup for Ozzie Guillen.

We'll have plenty more throughout the week on this series, so stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Marlins, visit Fish Stripes. For the opponent's perspective throughout the week, visit Purple Row, SB Nation's Rockies blog. For all your baseball news, visit Baseball Nation.

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