Rockies' Nolan Arenado dodges broken hand, hopes he can avoid DL

(Colo.)-Stanton Blasts 41st Homer In Marlins' 4-3 Win Over Rockies

Rockies All-Star 3B Nolan Arenado exits game after being hit by pitch

The Miami Marlins picked up a 5-3 win on Sunday thanks to several players - including their #Home Run hero, #Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton hit his 42nd homer leading off the third inning to tie Gary Sheffield's team season record set in 1996.

Following the Rockies' 5-3 loss, Arenado said his hand was swollen and stiff, but X-rays were negative.

"He can get 70", Ozuna said, via Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The three-time All-Star is slashing.313/.361/.588 with 26 home runs and 100 RBI and is a primary reason his team is in the middle of the playoff race. Even 60 would be a stretch.

Giancarlo Stanton continued his remarkable home run outburst Sunday when he hit his 42 of the season in the third inning against the Rockies at Marlins Park. "It's not something I'll fully appreciate until the year is over, but it's a cool thing to have under my belt, and I've got time to get more".

Bettis is back. When the Rockies host Atlanta on Monday at Coors Field, it will mark the first time right-handed starter Chad Bettis will pitch in a major-league game since being diagnosed with testicular cancer last November and then enduring nine weeks of chemotherapy this spring.

(Colo.)-Stanton Blasts 41st Homer In Marlins' 4-3 Win Over Rockies
Arenado Leaves Rockies' Game With Bruised Left Hand

"You can never expect that every time a pitcher throws a pitch it will get demolished". Freeland departed from his last start against Philadelphia on August 4 in the first inning with a strained left groin. He protected a two-run lead in the fifth, when he came on with runners at second and third and none out, and escaped without allowing a run.

In Chicago, Tim Anderson slugged a two-run homer to cap a four-run, seventh-inning rally and Reynaldo Lopez pitched six strong innings in his White Sox debut.

"Big G (Stanton) is impressive", said Marlins manager Don Mattingly, a great hitter in his day. He connected on a 97.6-mph fastball by German Marquez with the count full.

Miami took a 5-3 lead in the fourth on Mike Aviles' two-round double into the left-field corner, and the bullpen did the rest.

Black said when Arenado was first hit, he was anxious it could be serious.

Rockies: Manager Bud Black returned to the dugout after missing one game because of illness.

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