Stanton homers, drives in 4, Marlins beat D-backs

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm •  Published: August 17, 2014
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MIAMI (AP) — The numbers are adding up for Giancarlo Stanton. So are the wins for the Miami Marlins.

Stanton hit his major league-leading 32nd homer and drove in four runs Sunday, powering the Marlins past the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3.

Stanton has a career-high 88 RBIs, one more than he had in 2011. He went 7 for 14 with four walks and six RBIs in the four-game series against Arizona.

"I think ultimately his numbers are going to speak for him when you talk about what he means to our ballclub and the intimidation factor that he brings to other ballclubs," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "This guy just continues to get big hits."

The Marlins have won five of seven and evened their record at 62-62, equaling their victory total from all of last year.

"It's different coming to the field, it's not a morgue in here every time you walk in and the black drapes and everything is drooping," Stanton said.

Garrett Jones also homered for the Marlins. Marcell Ozuna and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each drove in two runs and Christian Yelich had three hits.

Stanton hit a three-run home run in the first inning, surpassing Hanley Ramirez for second place on the club's all-time list with 149 career homers. He also boosted his RBI total with a single in the seventh.

"That's good for me, I haven't broke 100 yet here," Stanton said. "It's helping us win, that's more than any single accolade that I can have."

Tom Koehler (9-9) pitched six innings, allowing two runs.

Stanton hit a three-run homer and Jones also connected in the first against Josh Collmenter (8-7).

"I don't how many times (Stanton) has hit a homer for me in the first inning, but I love it," Koehler said.

Arizona's Ender Inciarte extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a bunt single in the sixth.

"It was a bad thing that we couldn't keep them close," Inciarte said. "We've got to be able to give ourselves a chance to in the game."

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