Stanton Hits 42nd HR of Season To Tie Marlins Record

giancarlo stanton 2017 miami mlbSlugger Giancarlo Stanton hit his 42nd home run of the season in the Miami Marlins’ 5-3 victory over Colorado’s Rockies on Sunday, to match a 21-year-old record for the Florida Major League Baseball franchise.

Stanton, who is having a superb season, hit a homer for the fourth straight game to match Gary Sheffield’s 1996 record.

Stanton fantastic pace has seen him hit 21 homers in the last 33 games, and nine homers with 16 RBIs in the previous 10 games.

The last slugger to blast 20 home runs in 32 games in one season was Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002, according to STATS LLC.

Stanton leads the majors in home runs and was a key player that helped the Miami Marlins win the third game of the series and complete a sweep of the Colorado Rockies, something they had not been able to do since 2006.

Also on Sunday, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-2 to also sweep their four-game series. Parker Bridwell pitched six innings to lead the Angels to victory and improve his personal record to 7-1. For the Mariners starter Ariel Miranda took the loss and fell to 7-6.

In Los Angeles, the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 to win the fourth of their last five games and are now undefeated in the last 19 series, winning 16 of those.

In other games, the Minnesota Twins defeated the Tigers in Detroit 6-4 and the Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 2-1 in Arlington led  by Dallas Keuchel who improved to 10-2 as he struck out seven batters in 6.2 innings.

In Washington, the N.L East-leading Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-2 in 11 innings with a walk-off grand slam by Howie Kendrick off Albert Suarez. The Nats improved to 70-46 and have now won seven of their last 10 games.


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