The Miami Marlins picked up a 5-3 win on Sunday thanks to several players -- including their Home Run hero, Giancarlo Stanton. Not only did Stanton get a milestone HR for his career, but it also helped to draw his team even with the Colorado Rockies. In addition, Mike Aviles played the role of hero several innings later as the Marlins collected their 56th win of the season. Here's the latest Rockies vs. Marlins recap including top performers, game stats, a standings update, and what's up next for these two MLB teams.

MLB game recap

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton blasted his 42nd home run of the season in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 3-3.

It was also the 250th home run of his career and according to ESPN, only five players since 1913 have hit home run No. 250 faster than Stanton. His latest shot also tied the season record for most home runs by a player previously set by Gary Sheffield back in 1996. While his HR tied the game, it was a double from Mike Aviles in the bottom of the fourth that broke the tie. That scored both Tomas Telis and Miguel Rojas to give Miami a 5-3 lead. From there, the Rockies were held scoreless and the Marlins ultimately grabbed the win.

The Colorado Rockies received three hits from their shortstop Pat Valaika in the game, but no runs or RBIs. Carlos Gonzalez had two RBI's in the game, while Gerardo Parra added the other on his two-hit day.

Pitcher German Marquez had four strikeouts over 4.1 innings but also gave up all five runs so he ended up with a loss, taking his record to 9-5.

The Marlins' winning pitcher was Javy Guerra who only pitched two innings but struck out three batters. Vance Worley was in for the first four innings and gave up eight hits for Miami including the Rockies' three runs.

Standings & what's next

With the win, the Miami Marlins are now 56-60 for the season. Miami is in second place behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East division and they're still 8.5 games back in the Wild Card standings. They'll take on the San Francisco Giants at home on Monday night starting at 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Colorado Rockies fall to a record of 65-52 overall and 30-31 on the road. The team sits at third place in the NL West division. The Rockies are holding onto the second NL Wild Card spot behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. Next up, Colorado will host the Atlanta Braves at home. That game takes place Monday night starting at 8:40 p.m. Eastern Time.