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Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3, belting his 24th home run off of Drew Storen in the ninth inning but it was not enough as the Marlins fell to the Nationals 4-3.
Stanton is now slashing .283/.389/.565 with three home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored since returning from the All-Star break picking up right where he left off in the first half. The Marlins slugger now has 24 home runs and 72 RBI through 399 at-bats as he remains on track to reach the 30 home run mark for the third time in four seasons. Those who patiently waiting to add his services on draft day have certainly received more than they could have asked for as he continues to be arguably the best power hitter in all of baseball. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky