Stanton ties franchise mark with 42nd homer in Marlins' win

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton emerged from the Miami Marlins' postgame clubhouse Sunday sipping on a pink refreshment. Watermelon-flavored water, he said.

So that's the secret?

''It might be,'' Stanton said. ''I don't know.''

No one can really explain his current home run binge, not even Stanton, but it shows no signs of ending. The All-Star slugger reached a couple of milestones Sunday by hitting a homer in his fourth consecutive game, and the Marlins completed their first series sweep of the Colorado Rockies since 2006, winning 5-3.

Stanton hit his 42nd homer leading off the third inning to tie Gary Sheffield's team season record set in 1996. It was the 250th homer of Stanton's career and came in his 941st game.

Only five players since 1913 have reached the 250-milestone faster, and Stanton's pace is accelerating. The homer was his 21st in the past 33 games.

''There's a lot happening at once,'' Stanton said. ''Just enjoy the ride, and keep it going.''

Stanton made it a long weekend for the Rockies, and their misery was compounded when major league RBI leader Nolan Arenado left the game in the fifth inning with a bruised left hand after being hit by an 88-mph fastball from Vance Worley.

Following the game, Arenado said his hand was stiff and swollen, but X-rays were negative. He said he hopes to be sidelined for only a couple of days and is optimistic he can avoid a stint on the disabled list.

''It hurt real bad,'' the All-Star third baseman said. ''It got real tight. That was my concern - how tight it was getting. Luckily it's not broken, but it hurts a little bit.''

German Marquez (9-5) lost for the first time in his past seven starts, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings. Worley gave up three runs in four-plus innings but contributed a two-run single.

Javy Guerra (1-0) earned his first victory since 2014 with two scoreless innings. He protected a two-run lead in the fifth, when he came on with runners at second and third and none out, and escaped without allowing a run.

Odrisamer Despaigne pitched a perfect ninth for his first career save. Manager Don Mattingly said he had limited options in the bullpen because of a recent heavy workload, but four relievers combined for five shutout innings.

''We were a little light,'' Mattingly said. ''Despaigne was probably our last guy we wanted to use today.''

STANTON'S SURGE

Stanton lined a 3-2 fastball over the right field fence to make the score 3-all, giving him at least one home run in eight of the past 10 games. He leads the majors in homers, and his 16 since the All-Star break are also the most.

''There are not that many guys who leave that opposite field that often,'' Mattingly said. ''But as soon as he hits it, you know it's gone.''

As Stanton reflected on tying the team home run record, he talked about growing up in Los Angeles and attending Dodgers games when Sheffield played for them after leaving the Marlins.

''I really enjoyed watching him play as a kid,'' Stanton said. ''Definitely good company to be in. It's not something I'll fully appreciate until the year is over, but it's a cool thing to have under my belt, and I've got time to get more.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Manager Bud Black returned to the dugout after missing one game because of illness.

Marlins: RHP Kyle Barraclough (right shoulder) will be activated in the next couple of days, Mattingly said.

SEA LEVEL WOES

The Rockies went 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position, and 5 for 39 (.128) in those situations on their five-game trip. The rough weekend is nothing new for the Rockies in Miami, where their record is 35-64.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Chad Bettis will complete his comeback from chemotherapy for testicular cancer by starting Monday night's game in Denver against Atlanta.

''We're all extremely excited to have him back in a big league uniform,'' Black said. ''He has been through a lot in the past nine or 10 months. It's a great comeback for a guy who is a tremendous human being.''

Marlins: LHP Adam Conley (4-5, 5.43) is scheduled to start Monday against the San Francisco Giants and LHP Ty Blach (8-7, 4.15).

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  • W: J. Guerra (1-0)L: G. Marquez (9-5)S: O. Despaigne (1)
  • HR: MIA - G. Stanton (42)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF31000110.335.394.6141.0082.5
D. LeMahieu 2B51200002.311.372.394.7663.0
N. Arenado 3B20000003.311.361.585.9461.0
T. Story SS20000010.220.298.399.697-0.5
G. Parra LF41210001.345.369.524.8935.0
C. Gonzalez RF40120022.232.298.344.6422.0
P. Valaika 3B40300002.281.310.578.8883.0
R. McMahon 1B30100103.250.400.250.6502.0
R. Hanigan C30000105.255.317.340.6581.0
G. Marquez P20100002.200.200.229.4291.0
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a- A. Amarista PH10000010.243.269.371.640-0.5
A. Senzatela P0000-000.133.133.167.000-
b- M. Reynolds PH10000001.277.365.501.8670.0
C. Estevez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Ottavino in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Senzatela in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich 3B30000112.242.321.397.7190.5
G. Stanton RF41111022.281.371.6351.0065.0
C. Yelich CF40000011.280.368.431.798-0.5
M. Ozuna LF30100101.303.363.541.9042.0
J. Realmuto C31100011.294.355.466.8222.5
T. Telis 1B42200003.225.256.375.6314.0
O. Despaigne P00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
M. Rojas SS41100003.293.355.343.6982.0
M. Aviles 1B30120012.219.265.344.6083.5
V. Worley P10120000.250.250.250.5003.0
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Moore PH10000010.234.270.438.708-0.5
B. Ellington P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Gordon 2B00000000.293.335.357.6910.0
  • a-struck out for Guerra in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (18)
  • RBI - G. Parra (52), C. Gonzalez 2 (35)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Aviles
  • HR - G. Stanton (42)
  • SH - V. Worley (5)
  • RBI - G. Stanton (90), M. Aviles 2 (6), V. Worley 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - V. Worley 2 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Telis, M. Rojas, M. Aviles, V. Worley
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 9-5)4.17551414.131.30-4.0
A. Ottavino0.20000004.951.630.0
A. Senzatela2.00000304.641.267.5
C. Estevez1.01001006.531.691.0
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 9-5)4.1
A. Ottavino0.2
A. Senzatela2.0
C. Estevez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Worley4.08332104.971.50-0.5
J. Guerra (W, 1-0)2.00001307.361.9113.5
B. Ellington (H, 2)1.00000107.652.253.5
J. Tazawa (H, 7)1.02000004.661.171.0
O. Despaigne (S, 1)1.00000004.051.5810.0
PITCHERSIP
V. Worley4.0
J. Guerra (W, 1-0)2.0
B. Ellington (H, 2)1.0
J. Tazawa (H, 7)1.0
O. Despaigne (S, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 90-57, A. Ottavino 6-4, A. Senzatela 32-18, C. Estevez 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-3, A. Ottavino 1-1, A. Senzatela 2-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, A. Ottavino 2, A. Senzatela 6, C. Estevez 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - V. Worley
  • HBP - V. Worley 2 (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Worley 77-52, J. Guerra 32-19, B. Ellington 14-9, J. Tazawa 15-11, O. Despaigne 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Worley 6-3, J. Guerra 1-2, B. Ellington 2-0, J. Tazawa 2-0, O. Despaigne 1-2
  • Batters Faced - V. Worley 22, J. Guerra 7, B. Ellington 3, J. Tazawa 4, O. Despaigne 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 2B51200002.311.372.394.7663.0
N. Arenado 3B20000003.311.361.585.9461.0
T. Story SS20000010.220.298.399.697-0.5
G. Parra LF41210001.345.369.524.8935.0
C. Gonzalez RF40120022.232.298.344.6422.0
P. Valaika 3B40300002.281.310.578.8883.0
R. McMahon 1B30100103.250.400.250.6502.0
R. Hanigan C30000105.255.317.340.6581.0
G. Marquez P20100002.200.200.229.4291.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Amarista PH10000010.243.269.371.640-0.5
A. Senzatela P0000-000.133.133.167.000-
b- M. Reynolds PH10000001.277.365.501.8670.0
C. Estevez P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Ottavino in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Senzatela in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Dietrich 3B30000112.242.321.397.7190.5
G. Stanton RF41111022.281.371.6351.0065.0
C. Yelich CF40000011.280.368.431.798-0.5
M. Ozuna LF30100101.303.363.541.9042.0
J. Realmuto C31100011.294.355.466.8222.5
T. Telis 1B42200003.225.256.375.6314.0
O. Despaigne P00000000.250.250.250.5000.0
M. Rojas SS41100003.293.355.343.6982.0
M. Aviles 1B30120012.219.265.344.6083.5
V. Worley P10120000.250.250.250.5003.0
J. Guerra P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Moore PH10000010.234.270.438.708-0.5
B. Ellington P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Tazawa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Gordon 2B00000000.293.335.357.6910.0
Total3058512715-----
  • a-struck out for Guerra in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Parra (18)
  • RBI - G. Parra (52), C. Gonzalez 2 (35)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Aviles
  • HR - G. Stanton (42)
  • SH - V. Worley (5)
  • RBI - G. Stanton (90), M. Aviles 2 (6), V. Worley 2 (3)
  • 2-Out RBI - V. Worley 2 (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - D. LeMahieu, P. Valaika
FIELDING
  • DP - T. Telis, M. Rojas, M. Aviles, V. Worley
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Marquez (L, 9-5)4.17551414.131.30-4.0
A. Ottavino0.20000004.951.630.0
A. Senzatela2.00000304.641.267.5
C. Estevez1.01001006.531.691.0
Total8.0855271---
PITCHERSIP
G. Marquez (L, 9-5)4.1
A. Ottavino0.2
A. Senzatela2.0
C. Estevez1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Worley4.08332104.971.50-0.5
J. Guerra (W, 1-0)2.00001307.361.9113.5
B. Ellington (H, 2)1.00000107.652.253.5
J. Tazawa (H, 7)1.02000004.661.171.0
O. Despaigne (S, 1)1.00000004.051.5810.0
Total9.01033350---
PITCHERSIP
V. Worley4.0
J. Guerra (W, 1-0)2.0
B. Ellington (H, 2)1.0
J. Tazawa (H, 7)1.0
O. Despaigne (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Marquez (7)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Marquez 90-57, A. Ottavino 6-4, A. Senzatela 32-18, C. Estevez 11-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Marquez 6-3, A. Ottavino 1-1, A. Senzatela 2-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Marquez 22, A. Ottavino 2, A. Senzatela 6, C. Estevez 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - V. Worley
  • HBP - V. Worley 2 (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Worley 77-52, J. Guerra 32-19, B. Ellington 14-9, J. Tazawa 15-11, O. Despaigne 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Worley 6-3, J. Guerra 1-2, B. Ellington 2-0, J. Tazawa 2-0, O. Despaigne 1-2
  • Batters Faced - V. Worley 22, J. Guerra 7, B. Ellington 3, J. Tazawa 4, O. Despaigne 3
  • 4TH INNING
    Aviles doubled to shallow left, Telis and Rojas scored35
  • 3RD INNING
    Stanton homered to right33
    Gonzalez singled to shallow center, LeMahieu and Parra scored32
    Parra singled to center, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third, Parra to second12
  • 2ND INNING
    Worley singled to shallow right, Realmuto and Telis scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Dee Gordon at second
    • Odrisamer Despaigne pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu fouled out to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Story flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Junichi Tazawa relieved Brian Ellington
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valaika singled to shallow left
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon singled to shallow right, Valaika to second
    • R. Hanigan: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hanigan grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Valaika to third, McMahon out at second
    • Mark Reynolds hit for Antonio Senzatela
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Reynolds grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Estevez pitching
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ozuna walked
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto singled to center, Ozuna to second
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Telis lined into double play third to second, Ozuna out at second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Rojas popped out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brian Ellington pitching
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Parra grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Senzatela Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dietrich lined out to left
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Yelich struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Adam Ottavino
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Amarista struck out looking
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Antonio Senzatela pitching
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Rojas grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Aviles: Ball, Foul, Aviles grounded out to second
    • Tyler Moore hit for Javy Guerra
    • T. Moore: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moore struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado hit by pitch
    • Trevor Story ran for Nolan Arenado
    • G. Parra: Parra doubled to left center, Story to third
    • Javy Guerra relieved Vance Worley
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Gonzalez struck out on foul tip
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Valaika popped out to second
    • R. McMahon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, McMahon walked
    • R. Hanigan: Strike looking, Foul, Hanigan grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Trevor Story at shortstop
    • Pat Valaika at third
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Ball, Yelich grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Ozuna: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ozuna singled to shallow left
    • Adam Ottavino relieved German Marquez
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto popped out to shortstop
    • T. Telis: Ball, Telis grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • R. Hanigan: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hanigan flied out to right
    • G. Marquez: Strike looking, Foul, Marquez reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Blackmon walked, Marquez to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Blackmon out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Telis singled to center
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Ball, Rojas singled to right center, Telis to third
    • M. Aviles: Pickoff attempt to third, Ball, Aviles doubled to shallow left, Telis and Rojas scored
    • V. Worley: Worley hit sacrifice bunt to third, Aviles to third
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dietrich struck out looking
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Stanton grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon hit by pitch
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu singled to right, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep center, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Foul, Parra singled to center, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third, Parra to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to shallow center, LeMahieu and Parra scored
    • P. Valaika: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Valaika singled to shallow center, Gonzalez to third
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, McMahon grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Valaika out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Stanton homered to right
    • C. Yelich: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Yelich grounded out to first
    • M. Ozuna: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ozuna grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Valaika singled to shallow center
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, McMahon grounded out to third, Valaika to second
    • R. Hanigan: Hanigan intentionally walked
    • G. Marquez: Strike swinging, Marquez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hanigan out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Realmuto hit by pitch
    • T. Telis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Telis singled to shallow left, Realmuto to second
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Foul, Rojas grounded out to third, Realmuto to third, Telis to second
    • M. Aviles: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Aviles struck out swinging
    • V. Worley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Worley singled to shallow right, Realmuto and Telis scored
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dietrich flied out to left
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • V. Worley Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Blackmon lined out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu singled to shallow center
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Arenado grounded out to second, LeMahieu to second
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Parra grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • G. Marquez Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
    • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
    • C. Yelich: Yelich lined out to center
    • M. Ozuna: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ozuna flied out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)