Stanton homering at rapid pace
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton is powering his way up the home run charts at a young age.
The 22-year-old has belted home runs in two straight games at Dodger Stadium, with his latest shot coming off Clayton Kershaw on Saturday.
Stanton has set a Marlins record for home runs on a road trip with seven. He has 28 on the season and 84 in his career.
Stanton’s total ties him for ninth all-time among players to reach that figure before age 23.
Most HRs before age 23 in MLB history
1) Mel Ott 115
2) Eddie Matthews 112
3) Tony Conigliaro 104
4) Alex Rodriguez 95
5) Frank Robinson 93
6) Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr. 87
8) Jimmie Foxx 86
9) Giancarlo Stanton, Andruw Jones, Mickey Mantle 84
— Joe Frisaro