Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Giancarlo Stanton finally seems to be finding his
home run stroke.
After blasting his first of the season on Saturday, Stanton sent two more over
the fence on Sunday to help the Marlins take a 6-4 victory and salvage a four-
game set against the Chicago Cubs.
Stanton, who was batting just .200 with three RBI coming into the series, was
a perfect 3-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored to help the Marlins
avoid their third series sweep of the season.
Nick Green added a solo homer and Donovan Solano added an RBI in just the
second win in eight games for Miami. Ricky Nolasco (2-2) was solid over seven
innings of work, yielding three runs on four hits.
The Cubs were searching for their first four-game series sweep since Aug. 4-7,
2011. Carlos Villanueva (1-1) lost the lead in the sixth and Chicago never
went back in front. Villanueva struck out eight and surrendered four runs on
four hits and three walks.
Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Anthony Rizzo had an RBI double
among his two hits and Dioner Navarro hit a solo homer in the setback.
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