Stanton ties Sheffield's home run mark as Marlins sweep Rockies

Stanton ties Sheffield's home run mark as Marlins sweep Rockies

Stanton ties Sheffield's home run mark as Marlins sweep Rockies

Giancarlo Stanton emerged from the Miami Marlins' postgame clubhouse Sunday sipping on a pink refreshment.

Stanton's homer, an opposite-field job to right in the bottom of the third, tied the score 3-3.

The All-Star slugger reached a couple of milestones Sunday by hitting a homer in his fourth consecutive game, and the Marlins completed their first series sweep of the Colorado Rockies since 2006, winning 5-3.

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"He can get 70", Ozuna said, via Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. His 40th dinger already set a new career high, but he's probably not making it to 70.

Stanton's four-game home run streak is the second such streak of his career and the second-longest streak this season.

Odrisamer Despaigne pitched a flawless ninth for his first career save. Carlos Gonzalez had two RBI's in the game, while Gerardo Parra added the other on his two-hit day.

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Colorado starter German Marquez (9-5) took the loss, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Stanton has homered in each of his last four games.

NOTES: Rockies rookie 1B Ryan McMahon, who made his first big-league start, got an eighth-inning single for his first hit. Former Marlins manager and Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond managed Saturday's game for Colorado. The Rockies return home on Monday to face the Atlanta Braves.

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