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Stanton keeps slugging on the road

Stanton keeps slugging on the road

Stanton keeps slugging on the road
PHILADELPHIA -- Giancarlo Stanton is on a tear, especially when it comes to hitting at opposing ballparks.

The 22-year-old right fielder carried a Marlins record six-game road home run streak into Monday's series opener against the Phillies after homering in each of Miami's three games at Washington this past weekend. It's the first such streak of six games in the Major Leagues since Cleveland's Travis Hafner homered in six straight in September 2005.

Of Stanton's 33 homers, which is tied for second best in the National League, an NL-leading 20 have come on the road. Only Adam Dunn and Josh Hamilton, who have hit 22 and 21, respectively, have slugged more dingers in opposing ballparks this year.

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However, in 61 plate appearances spanning 15 games, Stanton has not homered at Citizens Bank Park since Sept. 7, 2010. He has the next three games to try to change that.

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