The Marlins offense exploded to the tune of 12 runs on Saturday night, including yet another Giancarlo Stanton home run. Stanton’s 57th of the season helped the Marlins blast the Diamondbacks, 12-6.
Brandon Drury homered in the 1st to give the D-backs a 1-0 lead, but the Marlins would open up the game in the 3rd. The Marlins would score five runs, including a two-RBI double from Stanton, to take a 5-1 lead. Stanton set a team record for RBI in a single season after he reached 125, breaking Preston Wilson’s record.
While Stanton was making his case for NL MVP, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt cut the Marlins lead to one after he hit a three-run homer. Thanks to Stanton’s 419-foot blast, Miami would go up 6-4. Arizona would respond, but they couldn’t take the lead, as the Marlins blew the game open in the 7th and 8th. Miami was up 9-6 after the 7th, and Justin Bour would hit a two-run homer in the 8th to give the Marlins an 11-6 lead.
Miami would go on to win 12-6, which marked their fourth win in five games. Rookie Dillon Peters allowed five runs and six hits in four innings. Five pitchers out of the bullpen combined to allow only one run. Brian Ellington was credited with the win. Stanton and Bour both went 3-6, while Stanton has four RBI. The Marlins spoiled the D-backs chance to clinch a playoff spot, as they could’ve punched their ticket with a win. The Fish will try and keep the Snakes from celebrating yet again in the rubber match today. Dan Straily will pitch for Miami, while Patrick Corbin will be on the mound for Arizona.