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Stanton powers Marlins past Cardinals in 6-5 win

By CHRISTOPHER STOCK
Associated Press
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MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton led the Miami Marlins to a victory with his bat and his glove.

Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night.

''He was definitely trying to take that game over not only with his bat, but with his glove,'' Marlins manager Mike Redmond said.

Stanton's 13th multihomer game established a franchise career record and he tied Hanley Ramirez for second place on the club's home run list with 148. Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the third to give him 31 on the season and five in his last five games.

''Just feeling better and having better at-bats and pitch selection is a little better,'' Stanton said of his recent surge.

Marlins starter Tom Koehler (8-9) allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings.

Steve Cishek escaped the ninth to record his 30th save in 33 chances. With two outs, Cishek allowed an RBI triple by Kolten Wong and an RBI single by Matt Holliday, allowing the Cardinals to pull within 6-5. Cishek struck out Matt Adams to end the game.

Jon Jay hit a two-run homer, Holliday had four hits, and Shelby Miller (8-9) allowed five runs in five innings for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four.

''We had plenty of hits, they just had bigger ones,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.

Stanton's diving catch to his left on the warning track took a hit away from Wong in the fifth inning.

''I was more trying to protect myself and slide on grass as opposed to dirt and make sure I secure it at the same time,'' Stanton said.

The catch prompted the home crowd into giving him a standing ovation, with two homers already to his credit.

''That was really cool that they appreciate things like that,'' Stanton said.

Koehler and the Marlins also benefited from key defensive plays by Jordany Valdespin, Christian Yelich, and Adeiny Hechavarria.

''I don't think I've had that many top-notch plays in a course of a season, that was unbelievable,'' Koehler said. ''If you watch SportsCenter tonight, there's no reason why we shouldn't have all 10 (top plays).''

The Cardinals were 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

The Marlins led 3-0 after Stanton's homers, but the Cardinals tied it with three runs in the fourth.

''I made some pitches, but when it came down to the best hitter on their team I threw two of the worst pitches I've probably thrown all night,'' Miller said.

Hechavarria and Yelich drove in runs in the bottom of the inning to put the Marlins up 5-3.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins hard-throwing right-hander Carter Capps, who has been out since May 25 with a right elbow sprain, could make his return to the team as early as September.

''He's feeling good and from what I've heard, everything is going great, he's feeling great,'' Redmond said.

UP NEXT

Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright (14-6, 2.28) will take the mound Tuesday against Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart (0-1, 6.75). Wainwright will be making his first start against the Marlins in four years and Cosart will be making his return to the mound after being scratched from his last start with a sore left oblique.

CISHEK IN RARE COMPANY

Cishek became only the third pitcher in Marlins history to record back-to-back 30-save seasons, joining Juan Carlos Oviedo (2010-11) and Robb Nenn (1996-97).

JAY SHOWING POWER

Jay has hit two home runs in his last three games after going homerless in his previous 93 games. The Miami native was able to hit his third homer of the season in front of a number of friends and family members in attendance.

''It's always fun to come back home, but I'm here trying to win some games,'' Jay said.

 
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Players of the Game
Miami

G. Stanton
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 3
St. Louis

M. Holliday
AB 4
R 1
H 4
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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St. Louis Cardinals
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Matt Carpenter, 3B4100113.281.378.392
Kolten Wong, 2B5111021.252.293.411
Matt Holliday, LF4141100.271.372.424
   Shane Robinson, PR0000000.128.212.191
Matt Adams, 1B5000026.304.323.486
Jhonny Peralta, SS4020013.263.339.448
A.J. Pierzynski, C4121011.261.295.356
Jon Jay, CF4112003.291.350.385
Oscar Taveras, RF4010000.215.252.296
Shelby Miller, P2010010.189.231.297
   a-Daniel Descalso, PH1000002.206.261.262
   Sam Freeman, P0000000.000.000.000
   Nick Greenwood, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Peter Bourjos, PH0000100.225.291.360
Totals37512538    
a-grounded out for Miller in the 6th
b-walked for Greenwood in the 9th
Batting
2B - Matt Holliday 2 (28, Koehler)
3B - Kolten Wong (3, Cishek)
HR - Jon Jay (3, Koehler)
RBI - Kolten Wong (32), Matt Holliday (59), A.J. Pierzynski (36), Jon Jay 2 (30)
2-OUT RBI - Kolten Wong (26), Matt Holliday (18), A.J. Pierzynski (17), Jon Jay 2 (21)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Peralta-Wong-Adams
E - A.J. Pierzynski (4, Throwing)
St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Shelby Miller (L,8-9) 5855252 4.17
Sam Freeman 2210040 2.70
Nick Greenwood 1100010 5.48
WP - Sam Freeman (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Shelby Miller 92-58, Sam Freeman 32-22, Nick Greenwood 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shelby Miller 4-5, Sam Freeman 2-0, Nick Greenwood 2-0
Batters Faced - Shelby Miller 24, Sam Freeman 8, Nick Greenwood 4
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Christian Yelich, LF4231000.272.351.414
Jordany Valdespin, 2B3010001.234.290.391
Giancarlo Stanton, RF3223111.292.393.568
Casey McGehee, 3B4020001.302.371.383
Garrett Jones, 1B3000123.249.314.413
Marcell Ozuna, CF4000032.257.312.425
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C4120010.222.332.387
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS4111000.274.305.348
Tom Koehler, P2000021.054.079.054
   Chris Hatcher, P0000000.000.000.000
   a-Donovan Solano, PH1000010.257.308.318
   Mike Dunn, P0000000.000.000.000
   Bryan Morris, P0000000.000.000.000
   b-Jeff Baker, PH1000001.252.297.358
   Steve Cishek, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals336115210    
a-struck out for Hatcher in the 6th
b-grounded out for Morris in the 8th
Batting
2B - Christian Yelich (18, Miller), Casey McGehee (25, Miller)
3B - Adeiny Hechavarria (6, Miller)
HR - Giancarlo Stanton 2 (31, Miller)
SH - Jordany Valdespin (6)
RBI - Christian Yelich (43), Giancarlo Stanton 3 (82), Adeiny Hechavarria (23)
2-OUT RBI - Christian Yelich (21), Giancarlo Stanton (31)
SB - Christian Yelich (14, 2nd base off Miller/Pierzynski), Casey McGehee (3, 2nd base off Freeman/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Hechavarria-G. Jones, Hechavarria-G. Jones-Valdespin-G. Jones
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tom Koehler (W,8-9) 5833251 3.86
Chris Hatcher (H,4) 1000000 3.41
Mike Dunn (H,17) 1100010 3.86
Bryan Morris (H,14) 1100010 1.89
Steve Cishek (S,30) 1222110 3.86
Pitches-Strikes - Tom Koehler 80-53, Chris Hatcher 10-6, Mike Dunn 11-9, Bryan Morris 10-7, Steve Cishek 26-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Koehler 3-6, Chris Hatcher 2-1, Mike Dunn 1-1, Steve Cishek 2-0
Batters Faced - Tom Koehler 24, Chris Hatcher 3, Mike Dunn 4, Bryan Morris 3, Steve Cishek 6
Game Information
Attendance - 21144
Game Time - 2:56
Temperature - 83
Umpires - Home - Cory Blaser, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Pat Hoberg, Third Base - Doug Eddings