Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit his 47th home run of the season on Thursday, a solo long shot to center that was also his hardest-hit homer of the year.
The home run, which gave the Marlins a 2-1 lead over the Phillies in the third inning, traveled 424 feet and blasted off Stanton’s bat at 115.7 mph, according to Statcast. It was Stanton’s 14th homer in August alone, seventh against the Phillies this season (most against any opponent) and his 47 is the most by a National League player before September since Ryan Howard in 2006.
It was his 100th RBI of the season and keeps him on pace to hit 60.
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