Mathis connects on franchise HR 3000

MIAMI — In Marlins’ history, Jeff Mathis technically can be known as Mr. 3000.

When the 30-year-old catcher belted his walk-off grand slam on Sunday, the drive to left also reached a franchise milestone.

The home run was No. 3000 in club history. Two of them are by Mathis, who has just 36 in his career.

The blast came in the Marlins’ 3,252nd game, making the organization the third fastest franchise to reach the 3,000 HR plateau. Colorado did it in 2,618 games and the Mariners reached it in 3,237 games.

Joe Frisaro

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