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Long Sixth Inning Lifts Rockies Over Marlins

The Marlins gave up seven runs in the sixth inning during their loss to the Rockies on Saturday



    Long Sixth Inning Lifts Rockies Over Marlins
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    Mike Dunn was involved in Colorado's big inning

    The Miami Marlins had the lead in Saturday's game in the sixth inning before falling 12-6 to the Colorado Rockies.

    In that sixth frame, Miami knocked around starter Andrew Cashner and reliever Mike Dunn. Cashner had been pitching well until he was tagged for five runs in that sixth inning. Dunn allowed two of those runs to score, before serving up two of his own.

    Ichiro Suzuki entered as a pinch-hitter during Colorado's rout and picked up career hit 2,999. The infield single drew an ovation from the crowd, and set Suzuki up for a chance at 3,000 in the same game. Suzuki remained in the game for the ninth inning and grounded out to the pitcher.

    Giancarlo Stanton blasted a 504 foot home run during the loss, that was Stanton's longest homer of his career. The distance was provided by Major League Baseball's Statcast and it is the longest home run ever recorded by the service. The blast was also the longest in the history of Coors Field.

    Miami left ten men on base in the loss and was a paltry 2-13 with runners in scoring position. The Marlins tried to mount a comeback and did score three runs over the last two innings. The large deficit and the team's inability to score earlier in the game proved costly.

    Adam Conley will try to give his team a series win when he makes Sunday's start against Colorado.