Marlins 9, Mets 2: Giancarlo Stanton’s 56th Home Run Helps Marlins Complete Sweep of Mets


Giancarlo Stanton after hitting a two-run home run against the Mets in the eighth inning on Wednesday.

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MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 56th homer, the most in the major leagues, and drove in three runs as the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the Mets with a 9-2 victory on Wednesday.

Stanton connected in the eighth inning for his 30th home run since the All-Star break. It was his 35th career homer against the Mets, including eight this year.

“He kills us. He literally kills us,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “You can’t hang stuff. We had him down and away all series long when we made pitches. When you make mistakes on the plate, he kills you, and he did today.”

Stanton also hit a run-scoring single, giving him 120 R.B.I. on the season. He made a fine catch, too, against the right-field fence to rob Asdrubal Cabrera.

A. J. Ellis and Miguel Rojas hit back-to-back homers off Mets reliever Erik Goeddel to start the eighth. With one out, Stanton pulled a breaking pitch over…

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