Stanton closing in on Marlins’ HR mark

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton is closing in on the Marlins’ all-time home run record.

After going deep in back-to-back games, Stanton is now at 35. Suddenly, Gary Sheffield’s team mark of 42 set in 1996 is in reach. Time is running out, with 25 games remaining.

Even if Stanton doesn’t catch Sheffield, he has a shot at become the second player in club history to post as many as 40.

Stanton also is two shy of his personal high of 37 set in 2012, the inaugural season at Marlins Park.

Now player in Marlins history has ever won the home run title. Stanton is well positioned to become the first.

Single season HR leaders

1) Gary Sheffield 42 (1996)
2) Giancarlo Stanton 37 (2012)
3) Stanton 35 (2014)
4) Miguel Cabrera 34 (2007); Stanton 34 (2011)
5) Four tied at 33: Cabrera (2005), Cabrera (2004), Hanley Ramirez (2009), Dan Uggla (2010)
6) Three tied at 32: Mike Jacobs (2008), Mike Lowell (2003), Uggla (2008)
7) Five tied at 31: Cliff Floyd (2001), Derrek Lee (2003), Uggla (2007), Uggla (2009), Preston Wilson (2000)

Joe Frisaro

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