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Giancarlo Stanton Hits 122 MPH Grand Slam, Breaks Marlins Scoreboard

The Miami Marlins were trailing the Colorado Rockies 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning, until Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton crushed a Jamie Moyer pitch over the wall for a grand slam. Moyer's pitch was just 72 m.p.h., but left Stanton's bat at 122 m.p.h. and traveled 438 feet, easily clearing the left field wall.

Stanton received a curtain call from the crowd after destroying the baseball and breaking the scoreboard. Check out the video of the home run after the jump.

Yeah, those black dots all over the scoreboard will need to be fixed... and it won't be cheap.

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.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.