Stanton's 3-run HR helps Marlins beat Angels 7-1 - NBC Sports

Stanton's 3-run HR helps Marlins beat Angels 7-1
Los Angeles Angels pitchesr Wade LeBlanc throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
August 26, 2014, 1:17 am

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Giancarlo Stanton upstaged Mike Trout with a three-run homer in the first regular-season showdown between two of baseball's brightest young stars, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

Stanton and Trout entered the final interleague series of the season for both clubs leading their respective leagues in extra-base hits and total bases. Stanton also leads the NL in homers, RBIs, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Trout, runner-up in AL MVP voting each of the past two seasons, was this year's All-Star game MVP.

Jarred Cosart (2-1) allowed a run and seven hits over 7 2-3 innings. He struck out four in his fourth outing since he was acquired from Houston at the July 31 trade deadline. The right-hander lost his shutout bid in the eighth on an RBI double by Kole Calhoun.

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