Take the geeky fan who follows Stanton to the batting cage in the mobile phone commercial, adoringly proposing the nicknames "Slammin' Stanton," "The South Beach Smasher," "The Stanton of Swat" and "The Four-Bagger with Swagger." Indeed, the 6-foot-6,245-pound slugger hit 59 homers
for the Marlins in his eighth big-league season, a significant step up from the 30 homers
he averaged over his first seven campaigns.
OSU's Meehra Nelson and Baylor's Heather Stearns were locked in a scoreless pitcher's duel until Baylor (13-3) broke through with the two homers
in the fourth.
Louis Browns 29-4 at Fenway Park and set major league records for runs scored; most long hits, 17 (nine doubles, one triple and seven homers
); most total bases, 60; most extra bases on long hits, 32; most runs over two games, 49; most hits in two games, 51, including 28 this game.
are favourites as they have already beaten Ahoghill Rovers in the League 2-0 already this season and have two forwards in fine form, Jason Stevenson and the prolific Gary Bonnes.
Andy Sheets homered
and drove home four runs and Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi combined with three relievers on a five-hit shutout as the Central League-leading Hanshin Tigers blanked the Yakult Swallows 5-0 Friday.
Omar Narvaez homered
and drove in the go-ahead run with a single, Chicago relievers tossed seven scoreless innings and the White Sox rallied from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.
Barry Bonds hit 20 leadoff homers
during his career.
Pat Doyle hit two homers
and drove in three runs for Millbury, who fell to visiting Burncoat.
Bonds and McGwire are the only players in major league history to hit at least 67 homers
, but the St Louis Cardinals slugger reached that mark in his team's 162nd game.
Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi (1-1) gave up six hits and four runs, all of them coming across on homers
, in five-plus innings.
Records for tabulating how many times a player homered
and stole a base in the same game have not been researched, but in our own review we found that Willie Mays stole a base and hit a home run in the same game 58 times during his career.
Not that it happened very often - teams don't make it to the postseason if their pitchers give up many three-run homers
- and last night was only the 13th playoff game that included a three-run homer
by a Red Sox batter.