Giancarlo Stanton is enjoying his power surge.
Stanton hit his 41st homer and drove in three runs in the Miami Marlins’ 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
“Fuego,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “Seems like every day you count on him hitting one.”
Stanton went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and is hitting .382 (13 for 34) with eight home runs and 15 RBIs in his last nine games.
“You never can expect it that if he throws his pitches it’s going to get demolished,” Stanton said. “I can’t explain it. As long as I get extension and get lift on the ball it’s going to go. Sometimes they’re hard grounders. Sometimes it’s fly balls. It’s one of those grooves.”
He needs one home run to tie Gary Sheffield for the Marlins’ single-season mark set in 1996.
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