Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates on second base after hitting an RBI double in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES -- Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest home run of the year on Tuesday, but the Marlins couldn't muster up any more offense after that as the Dodger's put up double-digit runs on their former pitcher Dan Haren.

The Dodgers smacked the ball around the ballpark en route to a season-high 21 hits turning them into an 11-1 victory. The Marlins only run came on one hit, but what a hit it was.

"We started off with a bang and then just fell apart," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond.

Andre Ethier tied a career high with five hits, going 5-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. Ethier was in the zone inside the batters box, as he became just the fourth player this year to have fight hits in a game.

"As the night keeps going, you realize your more dialed in," Ethier said. "I've been taking good quality swings. Sometimes you get hits and find a hole, sometimes you don't."

Haren wasn't sharp to start the game as he scattered five hits through the first two innings and somehow survived a bases-loaded no out jam in the second. Howie Kendrick hit a home run to leadoff the third however, and finished the night with a season high four hits and two runs scored.

"Tonight everybody was hitting well at the same time," said Kendrick. "With men on base we got the job done, especially after the fourth inning."

Ethier hit a solo shot in the fourth and the Dodgers led 2-1 before they broke it open off the fifth off their former friend and LA-native, Haren.

The Dodgers batted around in the fourth and fifth innings putting up nine runs between the two.

Dodgers rally
Yasamani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run single in the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Haren was roughed up to the tune of six runs on 11 hits in just 4 1/3 innings.

Mike Bolsinger made just his second start for the Dodgers serving up a mammoth 478-foot blast to Stanton to start the game. It was the fifth longest home run in the history of Dodger Stadium, and the longest on the season by any player, topping New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez's 477-foot blast in Tampa Bay.

"He crushed that ball," said Redmond, who watched the ball fly OVER the left field pavilion and into the parking lot. "He's hit a couple like that in batting practice, but he hammered that thing. I just wish we could have tacked on a few more."

Bolsinger settled down after that producing another quality start for the boys in blue. He recorded his first win of the season yielding one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings.

"That's the hardest and longest ball I've ever seen hit off of me," said Bolsinger of Stanton's shot. "That home run was something else, you just have to look back and say 'that's awesome' and go back to the game."

Alex Guerrero started at third base and tied a career high with three hits. The Cuban rookie went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored as he hit a double off the wall in the fifth.

Adrian Gonzalez was 1-for-3 with an RBI double of his own to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

The Dodgers have now won five consecutive fames and are a franchise record 15-2 at home to start the season. With the victory, they are guaranteed to win their 10 straight home series, the longest run since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958.

Game Notes:
Mexican horse jockey Victor Espinoza threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Espinoza was aboard Kentucky Derby Winner American Pharaoh and will ride him again at the Preakness this Saturday.

© 2023 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.