That's swat's up: Stanton hits Nos. 58, 59

Hope Soto
October 3, 2017

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton did not go deep in Sunday's loss the Braves (ATL 8, MIA 5), leaving him at 59 homers for the season overall.

Romano's last start was a disappointing five earned runs allowed over four innings of work in a 5-4 loss at home against the Red Sox. "He's doing it in a ballpark that's not conducive to easy home runs". They entered Friday with a one-game lead over the Houston Astros, and hold the tiebreaker. Stanton was the only player in the National League to reach the 40-homer mark, with Los Angeles Dodgers rookie phenom Cody Bellinger finishing second in the National League with 39. Eddie Mathews hit 46 homers from the two-hole in 1959.

Brewers 6, Cardinals 1: Aaron Wilkerson took a ideal game into the sixth inning and Brett Phillips hit a three-run homer.

Indians starter Josh Tomlin (10-9) and six relievers combined on a four-hitter.

Stanton, Yelich and Ozuna shared an emotional embrace in the top of the ninth inning Sunday, knowing full well it could be their last moments in the outfield together as teammates.

The Colorado Rockies are this-close to getting the second National League wild card berth, with a two-game lead on the Milwaukee Brewers. How he handles the final game of the season should factor in the decision.

Before exiting, he hit a single off the left field wall in the second and lifted a sacrifice fly to center field, ending the season at.203 with 23 homers and 65 RBIs.

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Cesar Puello added to the inning with an RBI single, and Peter Bourjos capped the rally with a two-run triple. The 44-year-old walked off the field to a standing ovation in what could have been the last game of his lengthy career.

Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1: Jose Bautista singled off the wall and hit a sacrifice fly in what was probably his final game with Toronto, while NY was merely tuning up for the AL wild-card game Tuesday night at home against Minnesota. Oakland has also defeated the Rangers seven straight times.

Kyle Hendricks, in his final tuneup before the Cubs play the Washington Nationals in the NL Division Series, worked five scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out nine.

Bridwell (10-3) allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one while lowering his ERA to 3.64 and becoming the team's second double-digit victor this season.

Without a power show from Stanton, the biggest home run of the day was hit by Atlanta's Adonis Garcia, whose three-run shot in the seventh gave the Braves an 8-4 lead.

Cueto pitched the game's first five innings, leaving in a 4-4 tie.

One concerning stat from his last start is that he had zero swinging strikes despite throwing 77 pitches. He stayed healthy, playing in more games than ever before. He struck out six of the last seven batters he faced, and got support from home runs by Jason Kipnis, Roberto Perez and Jay Bruce.

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