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Marlins Morning News: Marlins sweep Rockies

Stanton hits 42nd home run this season to tie the franchise record.

Colorado Rockies v Miami Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton’s, 42nd home run of the year.
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Marlins News

The Miami Marlins (56-60) swept the Colorado Rockies (65-52) in Miami Sunday. Starter, Vance Worley lasted four innings scattering eight hits and allowing three earned runs, but did help himself with a two-RBI single in the 2nd inning.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 42nd home run of the season, tying Gary Sheffield’s franchise mark set in 1996. It was Stanton’s 250th career home run and his 20th against the Rockies, his fourth-highest total against a single team behind only the Mets, Nationals and Phillies.

The Marlins, winners of three in a row, are now just 8.5 games behind the Rockies for the second wild card spot..........just saying.

Transitioning to the off-the-field action, Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter may assume control of the Marlins as soon as early October, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Around the League

Bryce Harper took a nasty spill Saturday night slipping on the first base bag while running out a ground ball. The knee hyper-extended but the MRI came back negative according to Alex Kirshner of SB Nation.

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Andrew Benintendi hit a pair of bombs Saturday afternoon against the New York Yankees. Since he was benched by manager John Farrell July 31 for two games, Benintendi is 15-for-31 with 11 RBI as of Saturday.

Chad Bettis of the Colorado Rockies is set to start Monday night at Coors Field. Bettis is recovering from testicular cancer and appears way ahead of schedule with his remarkable recovery. Good Luck to Chad!

The red hot St. Louis Cardinals, winners of eight of their last nine games, have now pulled to within one game of the first place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.