Stanton is on a head-spinning home run barrage, connecting on 20 homers in his last 32 games, and second in as many nights. No place to put him: With two outs and runners on first and second in the fourth inning, the Rockies didn't have an open base to put Stanton. So Hoffman challenged him and tried to get the slugger with a changeup. Stanton crushed it for a three-run homer that gave Miami a 4-1 edge. Along with being Stanton's 41th of the season, and eighth in nine games, it marked the 19th homer by Stanton that put his team ahead, extending his franchise record. Sheffield had 17 in 1996. Stanton became the first player to reach 100 home runs at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. The slugger also has 249 career homers, a Marlins record.
The Rockies called up their Rockies: German Marquez (9-4, 3.88 ERA) toes the rubber for Colorado in the series finale at 11:10 p.m. MT on Sunday at Marlins Park. He hasn't lost since June 26, and he's 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA over his last six starts.
Marlins: Vance Worley (2-2, 4.82), coming off two straight wins against the Nationals, takes the ball for Miami at 1:10 p.m. ET in the series finale. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his career against Colorado.
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Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com based in Miami and covered the Rockies on Saturday.
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