The Marlins and Rockies combined for an unlikely home run record
The Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies made a bit of MLB history Monday night with a barrage of solo homers.
All eight runs in the Rockies' 5-3 victory were the result of dingers with nobody on base. According to Stats LLC, that's a record for the most solo home runs in a game where solo shots accounted for all the scoring, obliterating a seven-way tie for the previous record of five.
It also tied the National League mark for the most solo home runs in a game (the major-league record is 10).
The Rockies' Mark Reynolds and Miami's Marcell Ozuna did half the damage, each hitting two of the blasts.
The strangest part might be that it occured in Miami and not the home run haven of Coors Field. The previous high in Miami's Marlins Park was seven in a loss to the Brewers back in May 2014 -- with Reynolds, then a Brewer, hitting two in that game also.