Marlins remain scorching at the plate, take Game 2 from Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton extended his club record with his 57th home run and drove in four, lifting the Miami Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-6 on Saturday night.
Arizona could have clinched a playoff spot with a win, but will have to wait another day at least. The Diamondbacks can lock up an NL wild card on Sunday with a win or losses by Milwaukee and St. Louis.
Arizona lost for the fourth time in six games, having given up 30 runs in the last three games.
Justin Bour added two run-scoring singles and a late two-run home run for Miami, which has won four of five.
Brian Ellington (1-1) got the win in relief. Taijuan Walker (9-9) got the loss.