Giancarlo Stanton powered the Miami Marlins to a 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field.
Stanton hit two home runs in the win and brought all five of Miami's runs. It has been a tough year for Stanton, but he found his swing in New York. The two home run game was the first of the season for Stanton. The outfielder now has 17 multi-HR games in his career.
With his two home runs, Stanton now has 17 HR and 45 runs batted in this season. Overall, Stanton had a three-hit day to lift his batting average to .226 on the year.
Outside of Stanton's power, Miami only collected singles and had six of them. Marcell Ozuna who was named to the All-Star team earlier in the day, had two hits and two runs scored.
Wei-Yin Chen had one of his best starts as a Marlin with seven strong innings. Chen allowed a run on three hits while striking out five. The lefty lowered his E.R.A to 4.83 on the season and now has a 5-3 record.
Fernando Rodney entered in the eighth inning and allowed a run. The reliever has now allowed three runs in two games, after allowing only one run all season prior to the outings.
In the ninth inning, A.J. Ramos picked up his 25th save of the season. Miami's All-Star closer is now 25-26 on save opportunities this season.
Justin Nicolino will get the ball on Wednesday in the series finale against the Mets.