Giancarlo Stanton hit his 55th homer — and his first in nine days — while driving in four runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 13-1 Monday night.
Batting third for the first time this year, Stanton hit a three-run line drive into the home run sculpture at Marlins Park in the fourth inning against Matt Harvey (5-6). With that, the MLB home run leader ended a drought of 29 at-bats without one.
Stanton's homer total is the highest since Ryan Howard hit 58 in 2006. Stanton added a run-scoring single in Miami's seven-run fifth.
The Marlins, back home after a trip extended by three games due to Hurricane Irma, won for only the fourth time in the past 21...