May 26, 2017
Giancarlo Stanton hit one of three Marlins home runs on the night, as Miami defeated the Angels 8-5 on Friday night at Marlins Park.
Stanton, J.T. Realmuto, and Justin Bour all went deep for the Marlins. Dan Straily (3-3) pitched 5+ innings to get the win. He allowed 3 runs on 6 hits.
Jesse Chavez (4-6) took the loss for the Halos. He couldn’t get out of the 4th inning, yielding 5 runs on 8 hits.
Angel pitchers have allowed 73 home runs, the most in Major League Baseball this season.
Christian Yelich had three doubles in three at-bats, while scoring twice. Stanton and Dee Gordon also had 3 hits apiece.
The loss was the Angels’ third in a row, and dropped them 1 game below .500. To make matters worse, closer Bud Norris tweaked his right knee, and departed after throwing only three pitches in the 9th inning.
Martin Maldonado delivered a 2-run homer to center field in the 6th inning to pull the Angels within 5-3, but they wouldn’t get any closer.
The Angels and Marlins will do it again on Saturday night in Miami. J.C. Ramirez (4-3, 3.81 ERA) will be on the mound for the Halos, while the Marlins go with Vance Worley (0-1, 6.75 ERA).