PHOENIX -- Home runs aren't the only milestones Giancarlo Stanton is accumulating. The All-Star right fielder on Friday night had a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, which tied Preston Wilson's franchise record of 121 that was set in 2000.
The Marlins have nine games remaining for Stanton to set the RBI record outright.
But he may be pushed by his teammate, Marcell Ozuna, who had two home runs and three RBIs on Friday. The All-Star left fielder now has 118 RBIs, fifth most in club history.
"Ozuna, we've talked about him a lot," Mattingly said. "A lot of guys had good at-bats. I think our guys really got after it."
Stanton entered Friday tied with Gary Sheffield, who had 120 RBIs in 1996, for second place in team history. Miguel Cabrera is fourth on the RBI list with 119 in 2007.
"They're having great years," Gordon said of Stanton and Ozuna. "They've played well all season. That's why they're All-Stars. They deserve everything they're getting because they've definitely earned it."
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