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Best of MLB: Giancarlo Stanton Hits 50th Homer to Help Marlins' Playoff Push

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    Best of MLB: Giancarlo Stanton Hits 50th Homer to Help Marlins' Playoff Push
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    Best of MLB: Giancarlo Stanton hits 50th homer to help Marlins' playoff push

    MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton hit his 50th home run to break an eighth-inning tie, helping the Miami Marlins sweep the San Diego Padres with a 6-2 victory on Sunday.

    Stanton became the first National League player to reach 50 homers since Prince Fielder hit 50 for Milwaukee in 2007. Stanton's 17th homer in August tied him for the second-most in MLB history in the month, behind Rudy York's 18 in 1937.

    With the score 2-all, Dee Gordon singled to lead off the eighth. Stanton then drove a 2-1 pitch from Clayton Richard (6-13) into the hedge in center field.

    Stanton also walked, doubled home a run and singled in four plate appearances, hiking his average to .296. He increased his RBI total to 108, a career high (see full recap).

    Indians push scoreless inning streak to 28 innings with romp of Royals
    CLEVELAND -- Yan Gomes hit a grand slam to highlight Cleveland's nine-run second inning against two Kansas City rookie left-handers as the Indians completed a three-game shutout sweep over the Royals with a 12-0 win on Sunday.

    Carlos Carrasco (13-6) allowed six hits in seven innings, and the Indians, who haven't given up a run in 28 innings, outscored the Royals 20-0 in the series.

    It's the first time Cleveland has posted three straight shutouts since 1956.

    Kansas City hasn't scored a run in 34 consecutive innings, a team record and the longest drought in the majors this season (see full recap).

    Byron Buxton blasts three homers to beat Blue Jays, 7-2
    TORONTO -- Byron Buxton homered three times and set a career high with five RBIs, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Sunday.

    Buxton had four hits, scored four runs and stole a base in his first career multihomer game. Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning as Minnesota earned a rare series victory north of the border.

    The Twins have won a major league-best 15 games since Aug. 6 (see full recap).