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Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-6 with a double, one RBI, a run scored and a walk against the A's on Saturday.
Stanton recorded his sixth multi-hit performance in his last eight games on Saturday night, as he continues to rake through his first 300 at-bats. Not only has Stanton hit for power (21 HR with 60 RBI) he has maintained a batting average over the .300 mark the entire season (.316 BA) which is certainly going to help his case once the MVP voting opens up later in the year. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Aldon Smith said he is "hungry" to bounce back in 2015.
While that's all well and good, the bottom line is that Smith needs to stay focused on the field and out of trouble off it. His suspension really hurt the 49ers defense and with a new regime taking over, he needs to really prove that he's more than just a problem child. He can be one of the best in the game if he's focused, so if he's really that hungry, the 49ers will let him eat. Analysis: Howard Bender