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Stanton hits Marlins' sculpture

Marlins Park sculpture
The famous sculpture thing at Marlins Park, whatever it is.
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MIAMI (AP)

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Giancarlo Stanton is making a habit of reaching new depths with with his prodigious HRs at Marlins Park. Watch him hit the statue deep in left-center field vs Tim Lincecum.

Giancarlo Stanton's latest tape-measure homer was the first to hit the Miami Marlins' home-run sculpture.

The precocious slugger hit a pitch from San Francisco's Tim Lincecum into the base of the sculpture for a solo homer in the fourth inning of Friday's game. The Giants could only watch as the animated sculpture sprung into motion.

''That thing is crazy,'' left fielder Melky Cabrera said through an interpreter. ''You never expect to see it, especially at a ballpark. It's pretty sweet.''

The home run was the 10th this month for Stanton, and his 11th of the season. The estimated distance was 409 feet.

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Giancarlo Stanton broke the Marlins' scoreboard with one of his monster home runs.

Stanton broke a section of the left-field scoreboard with a long home run Monday. He has five homers this month in the Marlins' new ballpark, despite the vast dimensions in the outfield.

''He's a good hitter,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''There's not a park that's going hold him, I don't care what they say about this park.''

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