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- The Miami Marlins are cutting ticket prices for one game to the same number of home runs Giancarlo Stanton hit in Monday's Home Run Derby.
After watching their star slugger bring home one of the top individual honors of the annual All-Star festivities, the Miami Marlins are rewarding their fans because of Giancarlo Stanton’s hitting.
The team will slash the price of tickets for a game later in July against the St. Louis Cardinals that matches the number of home runs Stanton hit Monday night in the annual Home Run Derby:
Stanton’s 61 homers smashed the old record for the event, which was 41 set in 2005. The total distance of the hits combined was over five miles, leaving those watching inside San Diego’s Petco Park and watching at home to be amazed.
Stanton becomes just the second player to win the Home Run Derby after not being selected to play in the All-Star Game. He will now get back to work for the Marlins, who return from the All-Star break with a three game series starting Friday at St. Louis.