Dustin McGowan

Stanton homers twice as Marlins rally past Padres 8-6

Giancarlo Stanton kept connecting.

Leading a dugout celebration following the Miami Marlins' latest go-ahead hit, Stanton slapped Marcell Ozuna repeatedly atop the head. The pounding from baseball's most prodigious slugger had to hurt, right?

"It made me feel great," Ozuna said with a grin.

Lately the Marlins are feeling no pain. Stanton homered twice Friday night, increasing his major league-leading total to 49, and Ozuna's three-run homer capped a comeback as Miami climbed above .500 for the first time since April by beating San Diego 8-6.

Stanton had his ninth multi-homer game this season, the most in the majors since Jose Bautista totaled nine...