Stanton's homers at Coors a record for a visitor

Stanton's homers at Coors a record for a visitor

DENVER -- Giancarlo Stanton entered Sunday with an opportunity to make even more home run history at Coors Field. On Saturday, he became the first visiting player to ever homer in his first six games at a particular ballpark.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the most consecutive games with a home run at one ballpark is seven, a feat that has never been accomplished by a visiting player. Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers set the record at Ebbets Field in 1955. Willie Mays at Candlestick Park tied the mark in 1965 with the Giants.

Barry Bonds of the Giants had two straight games with a home run at what is now called AT&T Park. And after a game when he was intentionally walked in his only plate appearance, Bonds homered in his next five games there. Stanton is trying to become the first visiting player to homer in seven consecutive games at one ballpark.

Only two Rockies players have matched Stanton's accomplishment of homering in six consecutive games at Coors Field, according to Elias -- Dante Bichette in 1995 and Jeromy Burnitz in 2004.

Stanton entered Sunday's game hitting .391 (9-for-23) in six games at Coors Field with one double, six homers and 10 RBI.