Stanton's 3 hits help Marlins beat Rockies 9-6

BY foxsports • June 18, 2016

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton singled in his first three at-bats to give his lowly average a boost, and the Miami Marlins totaled 17 hits while beating the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Saturday.

Stanton beat the shift with an opposite-field single in the first inning, setting up Miami's first run. He singled and scored in the third and fifth, giving him five hits in the past two games to hike his average from .193 to .210.

Five Marlins regulars are batting over .300, among them J.T. Realmuto, whose four hits included a three-run homer that caromed off the home-run sculpture. Justin Bour hit a two-run drive for his 11th homer.

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