Giancarlo Stanton’s historic home-run tear may have slowed down once the calendar flipped from August to September, but entering play Monday night he was six homers away from reaching 60 with 13 games left to play. Score one more for Stanton. The mighty Marlins slugger hit homer No. 55 on Monday night, a 455-foot blast that came off New York Mets starter Matt Harvey in the fourth inning.
The Mets (65-84) finish up their nine-game road trip with a series against the Miami Marlins (69-80) on Monday at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY at Marlins Park. Who is starting for the Mets? RHP Matt Harvey (6.14 ERA/ 6.08 FIP, 1.57 WHIP), who suffered a loss to the Cubs in his last start. he allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out two and walking four in 3 1/3 innings. Harvey has struggled since returning to the Mets. In three starts, he has a 12.19 ERA where he has only pitched past the fourth inning in one start. He is 2-3 with a 3.56 ERA in his career against the Marlins. Who is starting for the Braves? RHP Dan Straily (4.24 ERA/4.50 FIP, 1.26 WHIP), who lost in his last start against
PHILADELPHIA -- Joey Wendle hit a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Wendle was one of three rookies to hit a home run for the Athletics. With the Athletics trailing 3-2 with two outs in the sixth, Wendle lined the first pitch he saw from reliever Edubray Ramos into the right-field seats, quieting the crowd of 28,054. Oakland had loaded the bases with two walks and a single. The grand slam was Wendle's first home run of the season and the second of his career. Fellow rookies Chad Pinder and Matt Olson hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, erasing an early 2-0 deficit. Olson has homered in three