Stanton hits 40th HR as Marlins beat Rockies 6-3

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 has hit seven home runs in his last eight games to reach the 40-home run plateau for the first time in his eight-year career.

''In due time,'' Stanton said of breaking the club record with 48 games remaining. ''We have time. Just have to play right.''

Junichi Tazawa (2-2) tossed a scoreless eighth to earn the victory and Brad Ziegler pitched the ninth to record his third save in six chances. Jake McGee (0-2) took the loss for the Rockies.

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the third on Arenado's two-run home run, his 26th, making him the first player in the majors with 100 RBIs.

''He's having a great year for sure,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''He's one of the best players in the game and he's doing it every day. . This guy has come into his own as a player, has improved offensively to the point now where he's one of the most dangerous hitters in the game and the numbers speak for themselves on this.''

Stanton and Arenado are having impressive seasons, but not to be outdone, Rockies' center fielder Charlie Blackmon is having an MVP-caliber season. Blackmon went 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored, and two walks in addition to making an impressive running catch towards the wall.

Gerardo Parra homered in the sixth for the Rockies, who have lost three of four after dropping the first of a three-game series in Miami.

''It would be nice to string some hits together,'' Black said. ''We just haven't done it.''

Parra, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, also had two assists from left field throwing out runners in the third and fourth innings.

''He's got a very capable arm,'' Black said. ''That's one of his strengths as a player. It's another plus tool for him so that was good to see.''

Dietrich scored Miami's first run in the fifth when Miguel Rojas grounded into a double play.

Stanton's solo homer to left field in the sixth off Jon Gray pulled the Marlins within 3-2. It was his 25th solo home run of the season.

Christian Yelich followed Stanton with a double to left and scored on a sacrifice fly by J.T. Realmuto to tie the game at 3.

Gray allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking two.

''I just expanded too much,'' Gray said. ''I should have went right after guys, but it's just a note to self. It can't happen again.''

The Rockies trailed for the first time when McGee allowed a lead-off single to Yelich, who advanced to second on a walk, and scored on Dietrich's bloop fly single to center field.

Tomas Telis followed with a two-run triple to stretch Miami's lead to 6-3.

''I was just a little off tonight and then when I needed to make a few pitches ... I left pitches over the middle of the plate and that's what's going to happen,'' McGee said.

Miami starter Jose Urena allowed three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking one.

ROCKIES UNDECIDED ON MONDAY'S STARTER

Colorado manager Bud Black is undecided on Monday's starting pitcher against Atlanta. Black is considering a trio of right-handers in Chad Bettis, Antonio Senzatela, and Tyler Chatwood.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF Ian Desmond (right calf strain) is ''still a ways away'' from beginning a rehab assignment, according to Black. Desmond has been on the disabled list since July 26.

Marlins: 1B Justin Bour (right oblique strain) is progressing with activity, but will not do any baseball-related activity until he is pain-free. . LHP Wei-Yin Chen (arm) is progressing with his throwing program and is scheduled to throw a live batting practice on Saturday. . RHP Kyle Barraclough (shoulder) threw 14 pitches in a GCL rehab assignment game on Thursday and is scheduled to throw one inning for Single-A Jupiter on Saturday. . SS JT Riddle (shoulder) had season-ending surgery on Friday to repair a torn labrum.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman (6-3, 5.03 ERA) will take the mound in the second game of the series on Saturday. Hoffman is coming off one of his best performances of the season allowing one run and striking out eight over seven innings against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Marlins: LHP Justin Nicolino (0-1, 5.31) will make his return to the big leagues for the first time since a relief appearance on June 28 against the Mets. Nicolino is 7-11 with a 4.76 ERA in 30 career starts.

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  • W: J. Tazawa (2-2)L: J. McGee (0-2)S: B. Ziegler (3)
  • HR: COL - G. Parra (9), N. Arenado (26), MIA - G. Stanton (40)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF31100211.333.390.6161.0064.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40000003.313.376.398.7730.0
N. Arenado 3B31121101.315.364.593.9577.0
G. Parra LF41111001.350.374.531.9056.0
M. Reynolds 1B40100000.278.363.504.8671.0
C. Gonzalez RF40100011.229.297.340.6370.5
J. Lucroy C20100000.244.308.341.6493.0
T. Story SS40100025.223.298.404.7010.0
J. Gray P30000025.136.174.273.447-1.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Neshek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. McGee P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Amarista PH10000011.246.273.377.650-0.5
  • a-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B40100001.294.335.357.6931.0
G. Stanton RF41211011.277.369.621.9906.5
C. Yelich CF42200010.280.368.433.8014.5
M. Ozuna LF21200200.306.365.547.9125.0
J. Realmuto C30010023.296.355.471.8260.0
D. Dietrich 3B32210111.244.320.402.7225.5
T. Telis 1B40220003.200.237.371.6086.0
M. Rojas SS40000012.288.354.341.695-0.5
J. Urena P20000000.063.063.094.1560.0
D. McGowan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Moore PH00000100.233.271.436.7071.0
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Suzuki PH10000001.239.303.310.6130.0
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Garcia in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Tazawa in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (25)
  • HR - N. Arenado (26), G. Parra (9)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 2 (100), G. Parra (51)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (25)
  • 3B - T. Telis (2)
  • HR - G. Stanton (40)
  • SF - J. Realmuto
  • RBI - G. Stanton (86), J. Realmuto (46), D. Dietrich (37), T. Telis 2 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - N. Arenado (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - G. Parra 2 (6)
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Telis, M. Rojas
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray5.28332414.921.524.0
M. Dunn1.00001004.051.432.0
P. Neshek0.10000101.570.910.5
J. McGee (L, 0-2)0.13331003.771.14-12.0
A. Ottavino0.20000105.031.650.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray5.2
M. Dunn1.0
P. Neshek0.1
J. McGee (L, 0-2)0.1
A. Ottavino0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena5.16331323.761.196.5
D. McGowan1.10002203.361.192.0
J. Garcia0.10000003.430.990.0
J. Tazawa (W, 2-2)1.00000104.791.1510.5
B. Ziegler (S, 3)1.01000105.731.769.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena5.1
D. McGowan1.1
J. Garcia0.1
J. Tazawa (W, 2-2)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 3)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Gray (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 97-63, M. Dunn 16-9, P. Neshek 6-5, J. McGee 19-10, A. Ottavino 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-3, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, M. Dunn 4, P. Neshek, J. McGee 5, A. Ottavino 2
  • Balks - J. Gray
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena 2 (13)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 98-57, D. McGowan 24-13, J. Garcia 7-4, J. Tazawa 12-10, B. Ziegler 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-9, D. McGowan 1-0, J. Tazawa 2-0, B. Ziegler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, D. McGowan 5, J. Tazawa 3, B. Ziegler 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF31100211.333.390.6161.0064.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40000003.313.376.398.7730.0
N. Arenado 3B31121101.315.364.593.9577.0
G. Parra LF41111001.350.374.531.9056.0
M. Reynolds 1B40100000.278.363.504.8671.0
C. Gonzalez RF40100011.229.297.340.6370.5
J. Lucroy C20100000.244.308.341.6493.0
T. Story SS40100025.223.298.404.7010.0
J. Gray P30000025.136.174.273.447-1.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B40100001.294.335.357.6931.0
G. Stanton RF41211011.277.369.621.9906.5
C. Yelich CF42200010.280.368.433.8014.5
M. Ozuna LF21200200.306.365.547.9125.0
J. Realmuto C30010023.296.355.471.8260.0
D. Dietrich 3B32210111.244.320.402.7225.5
T. Telis 1B40220003.200.237.371.6086.0
M. Rojas SS40000012.288.354.341.695-0.5
J. Urena P20000000.063.063.094.1560.0
D. McGowan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Moore PH00000100.233.271.436.7071.0
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- I. Suzuki PH10000001.239.303.310.6130.0
B. Ziegler P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Garcia in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Tazawa in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (25)
  • HR - N. Arenado (26), G. Parra (9)
  • RBI - N. Arenado 2 (100), G. Parra (51)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Yelich (25)
  • 3B - T. Telis (2)
  • HR - G. Stanton (40)
  • SF - J. Realmuto
  • RBI - G. Stanton (86), J. Realmuto (46), D. Dietrich (37), T. Telis 2 (5)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - N. Arenado (2)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - G. Parra 2 (6)
  • DP - T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Telis, M. Rojas
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray5.28332414.921.524.0
M. Dunn1.00001004.051.432.0
P. Neshek0.10000101.570.910.5
J. McGee (L, 0-2)0.13331003.771.14-12.0
A. Ottavino0.20000105.031.650.5
Total8.01166461---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray5.2
M. Dunn1.0
P. Neshek0.1
J. McGee (L, 0-2)0.1
A. Ottavino0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena5.16331323.761.196.5
D. McGowan1.10002203.361.192.0
J. Garcia0.10000003.430.990.0
J. Tazawa (W, 2-2)1.00000104.791.1510.5
B. Ziegler (S, 3)1.01000105.731.769.5
Total9.0733372---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena5.1
D. McGowan1.1
J. Garcia0.1
J. Tazawa (W, 2-2)1.0
B. Ziegler (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Gray (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 97-63, M. Dunn 16-9, P. Neshek 6-5, J. McGee 19-10, A. Ottavino 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-3, A. Ottavino 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 24, M. Dunn 4, P. Neshek, J. McGee 5, A. Ottavino 2
  • Balks - J. Gray
PITCHING
  • HBP - J. Urena 2 (13)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 98-57, D. McGowan 24-13, J. Garcia 7-4, J. Tazawa 12-10, B. Ziegler 15-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 4-9, D. McGowan 1-0, J. Tazawa 2-0, B. Ziegler 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 25, D. McGowan 5, J. Tazawa 3, B. Ziegler 4
  • 8TH INNING
    Telis tripled to left center, Ozuna and Dietrich scored36
    Dietrich singled to shallow center, Yelich scored, Ozuna to second34
  • 6TH INNING
    Realmuto hit sacrifice fly to center, Yelich scored33
    Stanton homered to left32
    Parra homered to right31
  • 5TH INNING
    Rojas grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dietrich scored, Telis out at second21
  • 3RD INNING
    Arenado homered to right center, Blackmon scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brad Ziegler pitching
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to pitcher
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Adam Ottavino
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Amarista struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Story to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa pitching
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Parra grounded out to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee relieved Pat Neshek
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Yelich singled to shallow center
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ozuna walked, Yelich to second
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto lined out to left
    • D. Dietrich: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dietrich singled to shallow center, Yelich scored, Ozuna to second
    • T. Telis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Telis tripled to left center, Ozuna and Dietrich scored
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Jake McGee
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • Ichiro Suzuki hit for Junichi Tazawa
    • I. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Suzuki grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. McGowan Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded into double play shortstop to first, Blackmon out at second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado walked
    • Jarlin Garcia relieved Dustin McGowan
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Arenado caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Dunn Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas lined out to left
    • Tyler Moore hit for Jarlin Garcia
    • T. Moore: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moore walked
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gordon flied out to deep right
    • Pat Neshek relieved Mike Dunn
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Parra homered to right
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds grounded out to third
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez singled to right
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Lucroy hit by pitch, Gonzalez to second
    • Dustin McGowan relieved Jose Urena
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Stanton homered to left
    • C. Yelich: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Yelich doubled to deep left
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Yelich to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ozuna walked
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Realmuto hit sacrifice fly to center, Yelich scored
    • D. Dietrich: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked, Ozuna to second
    • Mike Dunn relieved Jon Gray
    • T. Telis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Telis flied out to deep center
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Blackmon struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado flied out to shallow left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dietrich singled to center
    • T. Telis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Telis singled to shallow right, Dietrich to third
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Rojas grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Dietrich scored, Telis out at second
    • J. Urena: Ball, Urena grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez lined out to right
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Lucroy hit by pitch
    • T. Story: Story grounded out to third, Lucroy to second
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Yelich grounded out to second
    • M. Ozuna: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ozuna singled to left, Ozuna out at second
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon doubled to deep right
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike (foul tip), LeMahieu grounded out to second, Blackmon to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Arenado homered to right center, Blackmon scored
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Ball, Parra flied out to right
    • M. Reynolds: Reynolds popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rojas lined out to right
    • J. Urena: Urena grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon singled to right
    • G. Stanton: Foul, Stanton singled to shallow left center, Gordon out at third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Reynolds singled to left center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez lined out to center
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Lucroy singled to shallow right, Reynolds to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Strike swinging, Ball, Gray grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ozuna singled to center
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ozuna to second on balk, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dietrich struck out swinging
    • T. Telis: Foul, Ball, Telis grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, LeMahieu flied out to deep right
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Arenado fouled out to catcher
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Parra lined out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon popped out to shortstop
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Stanton grounded out to first
    • C. Yelich: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)