NEW YORK – Giancarlo Stanton was called to a curtain by the Yankee Stadium crowd and celebrated a Tigers milestone on Thursday night after the 300-year home race in the third inning of the inaugural series game against FCB.
Stanton jumped on a 3: 1 throw from left-hander Francisco Liriano mashing a move to the right field seats, who left his bat at 110.4 mph and traveled a projected 387 feet, according to Statcast ™ . The two-run homer, Stanton's 33rd of the year, came up with Aaron Hicks and gave New York a 2-1
NEW YORK – Giancarlo Stanton was called to a curtain by the Yankee Stadium crowd and celebrated after the 300-year home race in the third inning of the Tigers' series inaugural on Thursday night a milestone.
Stanton jumped on a 3: 1 throw from left-hander Francisco Liriano butchering a ride to the right field seats, which came down from his bat at 110.4 mph and projected a 387 foot, according to Statcast drove ™ . The two-run homer, Stanton's 33rd of the year, came up with Aaron Hicks and gave New York a 2-1 lead.
The milestone was achieved in Stanton's 1,119 th career game, making it fifth-fastest to the brand in terms of games behind Ralph Kiner (1,087), Ryan Howard (1,093) , Juan Gonzalez (1,096) and Alex Rodriguez (1,117) are played. Harmon Killebrew was next on the list with 1137 games
At 28 years and 295 days, Stanton was the ninth youngest player in Major League history to reach his 300th home run.
He had to wait longer than Stanton could have planned to prove against the Blue Jays after filing No. 299 on August 18th. In the following 10 games Stanton scored only .158 (6 for 38) with 16 strikeouts.
That came to an end when he rounded the bases and returned to the dugout. Loud cheers drew Stanton back from the dugout, and he lifted his battering helmet into his right hand to confirm the reception.
Stanton played on Thursday in his 83rd consecutive game, after some of his teammates had inflicted a tight left hamstring on his list of disabled people.
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