Stanton homers twice as Marlins rally past Padres 8-6

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton kept connecting.

Leading a dugout celebration following the Miami Marlins' latest go-ahead hit, Stanton slapped Marcell Ozuna repeatedly atop the head. The pounding from baseball's most prodigious slugger had to hurt, right?

''It made me feel great,'' Ozuna said with a grin.

Lately the Marlins are feeling no pain. Stanton homered twice Friday night, increasing his major league-leading total to 49, and Ozuna's three-run homer capped a comeback as Miami climbed above .500 for the first time since April by beating San Diego 8-6.

Stanton had his ninth multi-homer game this season, the most in the majors since Jose Bautista totaled nine with Toronto in 2010. Stanton's home run total is the highest in the National League since Prince Fielder hit 50 for Milwaukee in 2007 - and the Marlins still have 35 games to play.

Stanton is on pace to finish with 63 homers.

''I'm not worried about homers,'' he said. ''I just want to hit the ball hard and be in a position to strike when they give me a pitch, because it's going to get less and less, and I've got to be ready for that.''

He had five RBIs to increase his season total to 105. Each number matched his career high.

Led by their All-Star right fielder, the Marlins (64-63) have recovered from a 14-27 start to join the NL wild-card chase. They've won 11 of their past 14 games, and the latest victory thrilled a lively crowd of 22,489, which gave Stanton a standing ovation after his second homer and booed when he was walked in the seventh.

Two batters later, Ozuna homered off Kirby Yates (3-5) to increase his RBI total to a career-best 101.

Leading the jubilant reception for Ozuna was Stanton, who said he didn't hold back when pounding on his teammate.

''Nah, you give Ozuna everything,'' Stanton said. ''I was proud of him for that at-bat. That's a baseball player's at-bat, a very smart at-bat. You've got to be able to download all the info and capitalize, which he did.''

Carlos Asuaje and Jabari Blash hit two-run homers for the Padres.

Stanton's first swing of the night sent a pitch onto the left field concourse, traveling an estimated 462 feet to give Miami a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Dee Gordon rounded the bases ahead of Stanton, shaking his head with a grin of amazement at his teammate's binge.

The Marlins slugger barely cleared the wall - and the glove of a leaping Blash in right field - in the third inning for his 16th home run in August. He has 23 homers since the All-Star break.

''It has been incredible,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''He has fueled this run. Since the break he has been a terror.''

Stanton also made a diving catch in right field in the second to rob Blash of a hit.

The Padres held Stanton to a two-out, two-run double in the fourth, which put Miami ahead 5-2. All three of his hits came off Travis Wood.

''I missed a couple of pitches, especially to Stanton,'' Wood said. ''If you miss, he's not going to miss it.''

Blash's fourth home run of the year off Dustin McGowan (8-1) capped a four-run sixth for the Padres to put them ahead 6-5.

Brad Ziegler pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save, all this month.

LOTS OF CLOUT

The Marlins have outscored opponents 41-30 in their past five wins.

''We're swinging the bats good right now,'' Mattingly said. ''I don't think you can do this over a long period. I'd like to have some different style of games.''

NICKNAME GAME

With players around the majors wearing nicknames on the back of their jerseys this weekend, Stanton chose ''Cruz,'' which is what his mother calls him. Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton is his full name.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (tired arm) began a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League and threw 12 pitches. The Marlins hope Chen, 1B Justin Bour (right oblique) and 3B Martin Prado (right knee) will return sometime in September, Mattingly said.

UP NEXT

Stanton tries for homer No. 50 on Saturday against RHP Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.84). RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 4.42) makes his second start of the year for Miami.

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  • W: D. McGowan (8-1)L: K. Yates (3-5)S: B. Ziegler (9)
  • HR: SD - J. Blash (4), C. Asuaje (3), MIA - G. Stanton 2 (49), M. Ozuna (30)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Margot CF52300000.277.319.438.7575.0
C. Asuaje 2B42221001.297.358.410.76810.0
J. Pirela LF41310000.302.356.512.8676.0
W. Myers 1B30010022.232.322.447.7690.0
J. Blash RF31121111.220.345.396.7417.5
C. Spangenberg 3B40000013.269.322.428.750-0.5
A. Hedges C40000022.214.250.408.658-1.0
D. Coleman SS30000030.219.250.453.703-1.5
a- Y. Solarte PH10000000.263.335.428.7630.0
T. Wood P20000000.077.077.077.1540.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Szczur PH10000000.218.356.354.7090.0
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
c- H. Sanchez PH10000000.242.269.515.7840.0
  • a-lined out for D. Coleman in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Maton in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Torres in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B52300013.292.331.352.6836.5
G. Stanton RF33352100.290.383.6611.04419.0
C. Yelich CF30000114.284.367.443.810-0.5
M. Ozuna LF41231001.311.376.556.9328.0
J. Realmuto C40000022.284.339.467.807-1.0
T. Moore 1B30100000.229.267.425.6921.0
D. McGowan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Suzuki PH10000010.247.307.333.640-0.5
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Aviles 3B41100001.250.321.354.6752.0
M. Rojas SS40100001.276.342.322.6641.0
A. Conley P10000112.176.263.176.4400.5
T. Telis 1B20100000.242.273.355.6281.0
  • a-struck out for McGowan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Asuaje (11), J. Pirela (22)
  • HR - C. Asuaje (3), J. Blash (4)
  • SF - W. Myers (7)
  • RBI - C. Asuaje 2 (16), J. Pirela (33), W. Myers (60), J. Blash 2 (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Stanton (27)
  • HR - G. Stanton 2 (49), M. Ozuna (30)
  • RBI - G. Stanton 5 (105), M. Ozuna 3 (101)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Stanton 2 (26)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Gordon (44)
  • CS - C. Yelich (2), M. Ozuna (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje, A. Hedges
  • E - J. Blash (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Wood5.09552326.031.630.5
P. Maton (H, 8)1.00000004.151.153.0
K. Yates (L, 3-5) (BS, 3)1.02331214.401.18-7.0
J. Torres1.01000104.621.182.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Wood5.0
P. Maton (H, 8)1.0
K. Yates (L, 3-5) (BS, 3)1.0
J. Torres1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Conley5.16550415.171.396.0
D. McGowan (W, 8-1) (BS, 1)1.22110213.721.228.0
K. Barraclough (H, 20)1.01001303.061.432.5
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.00000004.731.5810.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Conley5.1
D. McGowan (W, 8-1) (BS, 1)1.2
K. Barraclough (H, 20)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Wood 100-64, P. Maton 10-7, K. Yates 30-17, J. Torres 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Wood 2-8, P. Maton 2-1, J. Torres 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Wood 24, P. Maton 3, K. Yates 6, J. Torres 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Conley 73-49, D. McGowan 23-17, K. Barraclough 25-15, B. Ziegler 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Conley 3-9, D. McGowan 2-1, B. Ziegler 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Conley 22, D. McGowan 7, K. Barraclough 5, B. Ziegler 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Margot CF52300000.277.319.438.7575.0
C. Asuaje 2B42221001.297.358.410.76810.0
J. Pirela LF41310000.302.356.512.8676.0
W. Myers 1B30010022.232.322.447.7690.0
J. Blash RF31121111.220.345.396.7417.5
C. Spangenberg 3B40000013.269.322.428.750-0.5
A. Hedges C40000022.214.250.408.658-1.0
D. Coleman SS30000030.219.250.453.703-1.5
a- Y. Solarte PH10000000.263.335.428.7630.0
T. Wood P20000000.077.077.077.1540.0
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Szczur PH10000000.218.356.354.7090.0
K. Yates P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
c- H. Sanchez PH10000000.242.269.515.7840.0
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  • a-lined out for D. Coleman in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Maton in the 7th
  • c-grounded out for Torres in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B52300013.292.331.352.6836.5
G. Stanton RF33352100.290.383.6611.04419.0
C. Yelich CF30000114.284.367.443.810-0.5
M. Ozuna LF41231001.311.376.556.9328.0
J. Realmuto C40000022.284.339.467.807-1.0
T. Moore 1B30100000.229.267.425.6921.0
D. McGowan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- I. Suzuki PH10000010.247.307.333.640-0.5
K. Barraclough P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Aviles 3B41100001.250.321.354.6752.0
M. Rojas SS40100001.276.342.322.6641.0
A. Conley P10000112.176.263.176.4400.5
T. Telis 1B20100000.242.273.355.6281.0
Total34712833614-----
  • a-struck out for McGowan in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Asuaje (11), J. Pirela (22)
  • HR - C. Asuaje (3), J. Blash (4)
  • SF - W. Myers (7)
  • RBI - C. Asuaje 2 (16), J. Pirela (33), W. Myers (60), J. Blash 2 (13)
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Stanton (27)
  • HR - G. Stanton 2 (49), M. Ozuna (30)
  • RBI - G. Stanton 5 (105), M. Ozuna 3 (101)
  • 2-Out RBI - G. Stanton 2 (26)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Gordon (44)
  • CS - C. Yelich (2), M. Ozuna (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje, A. Hedges
  • E - J. Blash (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Wood5.09552326.031.630.5
P. Maton (H, 8)1.00000004.151.153.0
K. Yates (L, 3-5) (BS, 3)1.02331214.401.18-7.0
J. Torres1.01000104.621.182.5
Total8.01288363---
PITCHERSIP
T. Wood5.0
P. Maton (H, 8)1.0
K. Yates (L, 3-5) (BS, 3)1.0
J. Torres1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Conley5.16550415.171.396.0
D. McGowan (W, 8-1) (BS, 1)1.22110213.721.228.0
K. Barraclough (H, 20)1.01001303.061.432.5
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.00000004.731.5810.0
Total9.0966192---
PITCHERSIP
A. Conley5.1
D. McGowan (W, 8-1) (BS, 1)1.2
K. Barraclough (H, 20)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 9)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Wood 100-64, P. Maton 10-7, K. Yates 30-17, J. Torres 15-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Wood 2-8, P. Maton 2-1, J. Torres 2-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Wood 24, P. Maton 3, K. Yates 6, J. Torres 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Conley 73-49, D. McGowan 23-17, K. Barraclough 25-15, B. Ziegler 9-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Conley 3-9, D. McGowan 2-1, B. Ziegler 1-2
  • Batters Faced - A. Conley 22, D. McGowan 7, K. Barraclough 5, B. Ziegler 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Ozuna homered to left, Gordon and Stanton scored68
  • 6TH INNING
    Blash homered to center, Pirela scored65
    Myers hit sacrifice fly to left, Asuaje scored45
    Pirela singled to left center, Margot scored, Asuaje to third, Pirela to second35
  • 4TH INNING
    Stanton doubled to deep left, Aviles and Conley scored, Gordon to third25
    Asuaje homered to right, Margot scored23
  • 3RD INNING
    Stanton homered to right center03
  • 1ST INNING
    Stanton homered to left, Gordon scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brad Ziegler relieved Kyle Barraclough
    • Yangervis Solarte hit for Dusty Coleman
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Strike looking, Solarte lined out to right
    • Hector Sanchez hit for Jose Torres
    • H. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to second
    • M. Margot: Margot lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Kyle Barraclough pitching
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pirela singled to left
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • J. Blash: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Blash walked, Pirela to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • A. Hedges: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jose Torres relieved Kirby Yates
    • M. Aviles: Aviles grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to second
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Telis singled to right center
    • D. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. McGowan Pitching:
    • D. Coleman: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Coleman struck out swinging
    • Matt Szczur hit for Phil Maton
    • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Szczur lined out to center
    • M. Margot: Foul, Margot reached on an infield single to second
    • C. Asuaje: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Asuaje grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates pitching
    • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Ball, Gordon reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon stole second, Ball, Stanton walked
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Yelich lined out to left
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ozuna homered to left, Gordon and Stanton scored
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • Ichiro Suzuki hit for Dustin McGowan
    • I. Suzuki: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Margot singled to left center
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Ball, Asuaje doubled to left center, Margot to third
    • J. Pirela: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pirela singled to left center, Margot scored, Asuaje to third, Pirela to second
    • W. Myers: Myers hit sacrifice fly to left, Asuaje scored
    • Dustin McGowan pitching
    • Tomas Telis at first
    • J. Blash: Strike looking, Ball, Blash homered to center, Pirela scored
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Phil Maton relieved Travis Wood
    • M. Aviles: Ball, Aviles flied out to right
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to catcher
    • T. Telis: Ball, Foul, Telis grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Hedges lined out to center
    • D. Coleman: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Coleman struck out swinging
    • T. Wood: Ball, Wood lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ozuna grounded out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Realmuto flied out to left
    • T. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moore lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Margot singled to left
    • C. Asuaje: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Asuaje homered to right, Margot scored
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela doubled to left center
    • W. Myers: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • J. Blash: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Blash struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Foul, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • T. Moore: Moore flied out to center
    • M. Aviles: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Aviles reached on an infield single to third
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas flied out to left
    • A. Conley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Conley walked, Aviles to second
    • D. Gordon: Gordon singled to left, Aviles to third, Conley to second
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton doubled to deep left, Aviles and Conley scored, Gordon to third
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Yelich struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Hedges lined out to center
    • D. Coleman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Coleman struck out swinging
    • T. Wood: Ball, Foul, Foul, Wood flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Stanton homered to right center
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Yelich walked
    • M. Ozuna: Ozuna flied out to left
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Realmuto flied out to right
    • T. Moore: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Yelich picked off at second, pitcher to first to second to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Myers grounded out to third
    • J. Blash: Blash lined out to right
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Spangenberg grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • T. Moore: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Moore singled to right
    • M. Aviles: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Aviles popped out to first
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Rojas singled to right, Moore to third, Rojas to second on right fielder Blash fielding error
    • A. Conley: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Conley struck out on foul tip
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Conley Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Margot popped out to second
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Asuaje flied out to deep center
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Ball, Pirela lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Wood Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gordon reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Stanton homered to left, Gordon scored
    • C. Yelich: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yelich lined out to center
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ozuna reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ozuna caught stealing, catcher to second to first
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)