Dean discovers power stroke for Double-A Jacksonville

Marlins' No. 6 prospect belts two homers and a triple in rout

Dean discovers power stroke for Double-A Jacksonville

Austin Dean found his power stroke Tuesday.

The Marlins' No. 6 prospect went 3-for-5, with two homers, a triple and five RBIs as the Jacksonville Suns routed the Biloxi Shuckers, 9-0.

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"I was just trying to slow the game down," Dean told "Yesterday, I was rushing to the plate a lot so the coaches and manager (Dave Berg) just told me to slow it down and let the game come to me."

Dean hit five homers a year ago and had just one blast through the first 30 games of the 2016 campaign. Tuesday's effort was the outfielder's first career-multi homer game and the five RBIs tied his career-high, which he originally set on June 28, 2014.

Dean, a fourth-round selection in the 2012 draft, is hitting .293 with 27 RBIs and three homers in his first taste of the Double-A level.

William Boor is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.