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The Marlins and Rockies set a home run record

Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball recognizes a new mark for dingers, College World Series results, and the Mets’ sudden interest in Jose Reyes.

Colorado Rockies v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

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The Rockies beat the Marlins 5-3 on Monday, which without a closer look is a pretty standard affair. Once you do stare a little harder at the boxscore, though, you’d realize this was one weird, record-setting game: the Rockies and Marlins hit eight — eight! — solo home runs, meaning every run scored in the game came via the long ball. That’s the most runs ever scored in a game where every run was scored on a solo shot, and the previous record was just five.

The Marlins got dingers from Marcell Ozuna in the first and fourth innings, as well as a blast from Giancarlo Stanton in the first, with all three coming off of Jorge De La Rosa. Marlins’ starter Paul Clemens also gave up three homers: one to Trevor Story, one to Mark Reynolds, and another to Nick Hundley. Reynolds would add a second off of reliever Brian Ellington in the sixth, then Charlie Blackmon would go yard for the final homer of the night in the ninth off of Nick Wintgren.

What makes this just a little bit more ridiculous is that the two teams weren’t playing in the thin, hitter-friendly air of Colorado: this game came in pitcher-friendly Miami. Baseball continues to surprise somehow.