MILWAUKEE — It might not matter to Giancarlo Stanton, but Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond thinks his slugger’s accomplishments are pretty special.
Stanton hit his NL-leading 37th home run of the season, tying the Marlins record for career homers, and Miami beat the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Monday night.
Stanton, who also leads the league with 105 RBI, matched Dan Uggla’s team mark with 154 homers.
"I know he is not focused on personal stats," Redmond said. "That is something he can reflect on at the end of the year. I know that in conversation with him, he is trying to win ball games and help us get to the playoffs. But, that is pretty special. He has had an unbelievable year. He has been a huge part of this ballclub."
Marcell Ozuna and Garrett Jones added back-to-back shots for Miami, which won consecutive games for the first time since a three-game streak from Aug. 16-19.
Milwaukee lost for the 12th time in 13 games.
Brad Penny (2-1) allowed two earned runs, four hits, three walks and struck out one batter in six innings — the right-hander’s longest outing since Sept. 14, 2011.
"I am a different guy now," Penny said. "I can’t go out there and overpower hitters, and I don’t need to try to."