Saturday night's game at Coors Field started and ending like a typical contest in the Mile High City.
The Marlins were off to the races in the first inning with a pair of runs off of starter Chad Bettis. Dee Gordon tripled into the gap and was brought home by the veteran Martin Prado. Giancarlo Stanton added another run with a force out to second base.
Miami's two-run lead didn't last long as Colorado lead-off man Charlie Blackmon flexed his muscles with a long ball into the second deck. This would prove to be foreshadowing of the night Blackmon and the Rockies would have.
Miami starter Andrew Cashner did everything he could to limit the damage from that point on. He surrendered the tying run an inning later and looked good heading into the sixth.
One of the bright points of the night for the Fish came in the top half of the fifth. Stanton belted an astonishing home run that was measured at 504 feet, the longest ever recorded by StatCast technology.
The home team was the talk of the game from that point on, however. Colorado put up a crooked "7" in the sixth frame, and added another three in the seventh for good measure to extend its lead to 12-3.
The big sixth inning included seven hits, including two run-scoring knocks by Blackmon. He would finish the night 4-for-5 with four RBIs, a pair of runs scored and a double shy of the cycle.
In a game that seemingly had no more significance, especially for the Marlins, Ichiro Suzuki legged out an infield single in a pinch-hitting appearance, pulling him one away from 3,000 career hits in the U.S. (2,999).
Miami added a couple of meaningless runs in the eighth, extending the frame and allowing Ichiro to take his first stab at the 3,000 club in the ninth. He scorched a bouncer up the middle that was snared and fielded by the pitcher, Scott Oberg.
J.T. Realmuto added another run with a double to right before the game came to a close on an incredible defensive play by second baseman DJ LeMahieu.