Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton clubbed his NL-leading 37th home run of the season, tying the Marlins record for career home runs and the Marlins went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Monday night at Miller Park.
Stanton also added to his league leading rbi total, which is now 105. He matched Dan Uggla’s team home run mark of 154.
Yovani Gallardo allowed three home runs in all and made it through just 3 2/3 innings in taking the loss. Gallardo fell to 8-9 on the season with the loss.
St. Louis and Pittsburgh both won, which means the Cardinals lead on the Brewers is now six games for the division lead. The Pirates are also in front of the Brewers by 1 1/2 games for the final NL Wild Card spot.
The Brewers quickly fell behind 1-0 in the first, but scored twice in the bottom half to go up 2-1. But back-to-back home runs by Marcell Ozuna and Garrett Jones in the second made it 3-2. A run scoring single by Christian Yelich made it 4-2. [Read more…]