The left-field scoreboard had all the usual batter information. Giancarlo Stanton was up, and all his pertinent statistics were listed, including the zero in the home run column.

Stanton just missed knocking it off the board – literally.

In his 65th at-bat, Stanton hit his first home run of 2013, an epic blast off Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. Remember how Stanton crippled a couple of video panels on that scoreboard with a homer off Jamie Moyer last season? This ball went over the scoreboard.

It just couldn't get the Marlins over the hump. The Chicago Cubs held them to five hits on their way to a 3-2 win, their third straight in this four-game series.

The Marlins in the second got another game-tying solo homer. Miguel Olivo accounted for the second of three hits off Wood through his six innings with a line drive over the left-field wall.

It took 24 games, but the Marlins finally hit more than one. The previous club record to start a season for consecutive games without multiple home runs was 10 during the 1993 inaugural campaign.

ESPN's Home Run Tracker gave Stanton's homer off Moyer last season a true distance of 462 feet, the longest in Marlins Park history. According to a tweet from ESPN Stats and Info, Saturday's blast fell well short of that at 440. The Marlins announced it at 472 feet, which would make it the longest ever hit at Marlins Park.