Stanton's two-run shot to left field nearly left the stadium and gave the Marlins a 2-0 lead in the first inning. ESPN Stats & Info HR Tracker estimated the blast at 484 feet, the longest in Marlins Ballpark history.
It was Stanton's second home run. He has nine RBIs through five games while hitting .350.
Casey McGehee had two RBI's pushing his total to 10, which is the most by any Marlins player in the first five games of the season. McGehee had a sacrifice fly as part of a three-run third inning to stretch the lead to 5-0 and had an RBI single in the eighth to cap the scoring for Miami.
The Marlins have scored 35 runs in their 4-1 start after finishing last in the majors in runs last season during their 100-loss campaign.
On the other end is San Diego, which has scored eight runs in four games.
Grandal, a Miami native, reached base four times and had approximately 150 friends and family members in attendance. ... Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Brandon Albert threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Marlins 21-year old ace RHP Jose Fernandez (1-0, 1.50) will make his second start of the season on Saturday against Padres RHP Andrew Cashner (0-0, 1.50).
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 04: A general view of Marlins Park during a game between the Miami Marlins and the San Diego...
17,783 (47.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
78 degrees, partly cloudy
Home Plate - Quinn Wolcott, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Brian Knight
Giancarlo Stanton's 1st-inning home run off Eric Stults was calculated at 484 feet, the longest home run in the history of Marlins Park. Stanton now has three of the five longest home runs hit by the Marlins since ESPN began tracking Home Runs in 2006.
Giancarlo Stanton hit .227 against changeups from left-handed pitchers this year, his worst against any pitch type from a lefty. Eric Stults threw a changeup 23 percent of the time last season, tied for the fifth-highest percentage in the league.