Stanton Hits 40th HR As Marlins Beat Rockies 6-3

By CBS Miami

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MIAMI (AP) — Two of the game’s best players reached impressive statistical marks on Friday.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his Major League-leading 40th home run as the Miami Marlins beat Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Friday night.

“When he’s making contact, he’s got a good shot to continue to put balls in the seats,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of Stanton.

Derek Dietrich hit a tie-breaking bloop single to spark a three-run eighth inning to help the Marlins take the lead.

Stanton’s blast pulled him within two of the Marlins’ franchise record of 42 set by Gary Sheffield in 1996. Stanton [READ MORE HERE]

Source: CBS Local

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