Stanton broke the club mark of 42 homers set by Gary Sheffield in 1996, doing it in the Marlins' 117th game of the season. Right now, Boston has a real chance at winning a title, so that could interest Stanton.
He has homered in five straight games - also a Marlins record - and now has 10 in his last 11 games and 22 in the last 34.
Dee Gordon the Marlins starting second baseman said Stanton was on a tear and he called his teammate fantastic. "He's such a strong guy".
Three Marlins players, Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and AJ Ellis, have homered against Baumgarner.
Over those three appearances, Baumgarner has allowed just three runs in 21 innings while striking out 21 and walking four.
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"It's been an unbelievable little run, that's for sure", manager Don Mattingly said to reporters. "Obviously Giancarlo's been incredible, but we know there's going to be nights he's not going to do it and we're going to have to be able to score runs somehow".
Dee Gordon is 9-for-20 with five runs scored against San Francisco this season. Adrian Beltre's 12th homer pulled the Rangers even in the sixth, and Carlos Beltran had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh.
Rookie Rafael Devers hit two homers for the Red Sox, giving him five in 16 games since making his major league debut on July 25. If he's freed from a pitcher's' park and placed in a hitters paradise like, say, Citizens Bank Park, 50 home runs per year could be the norm.
"I guess you have to be", he said. "Looks good right now". He leads New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by seven home runs. But Bumgarner has struggled against the Marlins, going 1-3 with a 4.50 in six career starts.
Right-hander Dan Straily will have his not-so-secret weapon with him when he takes the mound against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night - and it is not his fastball, his curve or his slider. At 6-14 with a 4.63 ERA, Porcello hasn't been able to duplicate the success he enjoyed past year in taking the Cy Young Award.
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