Stanton’s long HR helps Marlins beat Rockies 6-2 in rain

DENVER (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth home run, Tom Koehler pitched seven effective innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Friday on another rain-soaked night at Coors Field.

J.T. Realmuto had a career-high four hits for the Marlins, who have won three straight.

Troy Tulowitzki had three hits for Colorado in a game delayed nearly two hours by rain.

Koehler has dominated the Rockies in four starts — three in hitter-friendly Denver. He didn’t allow a hit and faced the minimum Friday until Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez had consecutive two-out singles in the fourth.

Koehler kept throwing strikes after his teammates gave him an early lead. The Marlins scored twice in the second before Stanton made it 3-0 with a one-out shot to center off Eddie Butler (3-6).

Stanton’s drive, his 18th, traveled an estimated 478 feet.