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Marlins Morning News: Stanton homers again in loss

Miami's slugger has now equaled his career-high of 37 home runs, but it was not enough to help the team overcome Washington. Plus links on Chris O’Grady and Kyle Barraclough.

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Marlins News

A pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning was the decisive blow last night which led to the Nationals beating the Marlins by a score of 3-2. Miami battled valiantly, almost overcoming an early exit by starter Chris O'Grady, who is now set to be evaluated further by team doctors, thanks to dinger number 37 from Giancarlo Stanton and Odrisamer Despaigne's first MLB RBI.

On the brink of potentially losing another starter and having to rely on the bullpen even more, the Marlins could be getting Kyle Barraclough back at exactly the right time, as the strikeout machine threw a 35-pitch bullpen session yesterday and looks set to return soon.

J.T. Realmuto started at first base on Sunday in what could have been an audition for a future role for the Marlins, but he is still more suited to catching at this point in his career.

The Marlins MVP award could go down to the wire this season, and the race is between the team's two All-Star outfielders.

Long-time Philadelphia Phillie Darren Daulton died on Sunday at age 55. He retired a World Series champion after finishing the 1997 season with the Marlins.

Around the League

On his 26th birthday, Angels star Mike Trout collected career hit number 1,000, a double in the fourth, and then homered in the sixth inning, but the Orioles would come out on top courtesy of a Manny Machado grand slam.

The Cardinals have climbed back to .500 and, after beating the Royals 11-3 last night, sit just three and a half games back in the NL Central race.

Bryce Harper hit his 150th career home run last night at the exact same age that MIke Trout did last year.

On the tenth anniversary of setting the record for most career home runs, Barry Bonds told reporters that he thinks he could have hit 800 if he played for one more year.

Dexter Fowler has taken the place of Stephen Piscotty on St. Louis’ active roster after working his way back from a forearm injury.

Just as the Dodgers are dealing with losing their ace to injury, the Nationals look like they have theirs back at 100%.