Stanton comfortable in Coors' high altitude

Stanton comfortable in Coors' high altitude

Stanton comfortable in Coors' high altitude

DENVER -- Every big league hitter has a park where every swing seems to drive in a run, success almost expected in every at-bat. For Giancarlo Stanton, that park is Coors Field.

When Stanton crushed a ball into the left-field bleachers for the Marlins' fourth run Tuesday night, it was his seventh home run in just nine career games at Coors. Those seven homers are the second-most for Stanton in any road venue.

The only place ahead of Coors is Nationals Park, where he has 11 home runs in 23 games. Stanton's batting average (.355), on-base percentage (.474) slugging percentage (1.097) are all higher at Coors than anywhere else over his four-year career.

"He has the ability to go out and really dominate a game on any given night," manager Mike Redmond said. "I think every player that played hits better in one ballpark or the other for whatever reason."

With 11 homers this year, Stanton is well off his 2012 pace of 37. But Redmond said he's seen improvement from his star right fielder in Miami's two straight wins.

"I think over the last two days, I've seen his at-bats get a lot better," Redmond said. "He looks like he's more confident and tonight he had put together some good at-bats."

Stanton is 2-for-6 and has driven in two runs in the first two games against the Rockies.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.