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