Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4, blasting his 23rd home run of the season off of Sergio Romo in the ninth inning on Saturday against the Giants.
Stanton has now homered in back-to-back games to start the second half of the season, as he continues to have himself a great 2014 campaign. Now sitting on a .295 average with 23 home runs and 65 RBI through 259 at-bats, Stanton has put himself into the mix among the best in the league and is on his way to a possible MVP run. With decent protection around him in the Marlins lineup, there is no reason to think his great start isn't going to have a matching finish if he can stay healthy. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett