The slugger also made a standout defensive play, throwing out Yasmani Grandal trying to score from second on Kiké Hernandez's single in the second inning. In the fourth, Stanton made a catch to rob Howie Kendrick of a hit. The play was reviewed, and while replays showed he might have trapped the ball, the ruling was that the call stands.
The big game from Miami's most imposing player came the day after Stanton wowed the baseball world with his home run that literally left the building, which Statcast™ tracked at a projected 475 feet. Stanton became the fifth player to accomplish the feat at Dodger Stadium.
Miami's comeback on Wednesday salvaged the series and a 4-6 road trip.
"That was huge, for one, not to get swept and to come back," Stanton said. "It's definitely what we needed heading into the off-day [Thursday], and to end this road trip."
The three-run seventh inning put the Marlins in front after they trailed 4-2.
"That's how you beat good teams: You've got to have timely hits, good at-bats, pound those innings," Stanton said.
A Sherman Oaks, Calif., native, Stanton grew up watching games at Dodger Stadium. The slugger admits that it was his childhood dream to belt a home run completely out of the park.
"When I was young, that's actually what I wanted to do," Stanton said. "It wasn't necessarily hit a home run. I wanted to hit it out. Not your average 8-year-old says he can do that."
Two of the four players who also achieved the feat publicly expressed their appreciation of Stanton's accomplishment. Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire did so, as did Mike Piazza, who congratulated Stanton on Twitter.
Loved watching @Giancarlo818 bomb last night. Brought back memories, looked like similar pitch I hit, tough to drive fast ball That high.