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Stanton on fire, slugs 30th HR in 1st inning

Slugger says milestone isn't as important as winning
MLB.com @JoeFrisaro

MIAMI -- Another first inning, another impressive home run for Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton blistered a home run off Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta in the Marlins' 10-3 loss Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park, giving him 30 on the season and pulling him even with Aaron Judge of the Yankees for the Major League lead.

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MIAMI -- Another first inning, another impressive home run for Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton blistered a home run off Phillies right-hander Nick Pivetta in the Marlins' 10-3 loss Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park, giving him 30 on the season and pulling him even with Aaron Judge of the Yankees for the Major League lead.

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In each of the three games with the Phillies, Stanton connected in the first inning.

Stanton and Christian Yelich each had solo home runs, but the Marlins had a rough day, allowing 20 hits, and falling to 42-51 on the season. After losing five of six on the homestand, the frustration level is rising in Miami.

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"G's been great," manager Don Mattingly said. "Obviously he's been swinging the bat. Yelly had some good at-bats, today. We had individually some good things happen. But as a team, there's just no way we were ready to play today. You could feel it from the beginning."

Stanton's shot to center off Pivetta, whose middle name happens to be Johncarlo, was projected by Statcast™ at 437 feet with an exit velocity of 112.9 mph and a launch angle of 28 degrees.

"Honestly, if you're going to lose, lose a series, it's whatever," Stanton said. "I don't really care. If it's not enough to help win, then personal stuff [doesn't matter]. I've had enough personal stuff. If we don't win, it's not that fun."

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In the series, Stanton belted four home runs, all with exit velocities of 110 mph or higher: 112.9 mph, 111.4 mph, 115.1 mph and 110 mph.

Stanton is on one of his torrid home run binges. The four-time All-Star now has nine homers in July, setting a club mark for the month.

Another team benchmark also went to Stanton with his first-inning drive off the batter's eye. The slugger reached the 30-homer plateau in 93 games, shattering the previous record. Mike Lowell in 2003 connected on his 30th in 110 games.

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Stanton's personal highs for home runs is 37, in 2012 and '14.

Gary Sheffield holds the Marlins' season record with 42 set in 1996, and Stanton is the only player in club history to lead the National League in home runs (2014).

"He looks like he's locked in," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said of Stanton. "I'm glad we're leaving."

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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