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Marlins Morning News: Stanton smashes, Conley shines

Another two home runs from Giancarlo Stanton and seven shutout innings from Adam Conley was enough to overpower the Rangers last night. Plus links on Justin Bour and the Trade Deadline.

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Marlins News

Adam Conley showed exactly why the Marlins had such high hopes for him in 2017 last night by keeping the Texas Rangers very quiet over seven strong innings, and two Giancarlo Stanton bombs provided more than enough run-support. The bad news from the game, though, was that Justin Bour had to exit in the first inning after straining an oblique while trying to beat out a double play.

The two Stanton homers moved him back into a tie with Aaron Judge for the major league lead, and also set the franchise record for the most multi-homer games in a single season with seven.

Considering the team's position in the standings at this point of the season, many expected the Marlins to busier in the lead-up to the Trade Deadline.

It is pretty much already time for Miami to start thinking about 2018 and what that iteration of the roster will look like, and a few auditions are already ongoing.

Tom Koehler has been demoted to the minor leagues again after going 0-3 with a 9.87 ERA over his past four starts.

Around the League

Like watching Stanton and Aaron Judge? Then you're going to love the next wave of prospects set to take to the big stage.

The Royals have now won six-straight games and have taken hold of a provisional Wild Card spot in the process.

Jose Altuve is now hitting .507 in July as the Astros beat the Phillies 13-4 last night to extend their perfect record against the National League in 2017.

The hot streak has some mentioning Altuve's name in the same breath as 'MVP’.

The Braves continued to solidify their farm system yesterday by trading Jaime Garcia, Anthony Recker, and cash for minor league pitcher Huascar Ynoa.

Clayton Kershaw's injured back looks set to keep him out for 4-6 weeks.