Found August 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
The Arizona Diamondbacks are trying to keep in contention in the NL West. If Giancarlo Stanton hadn't spent a month on the disabled list, the Miami Marlins might be in better position than they are now in the East. The Diamondbacks will try to bounce back Tuesday night following an ugly loss to Stanton and the Marlins. Arizona returned home after completing a 4-2 road trip with a weekend sweep of Houston. However, the Diamondbacks (62-60) lost 12-3 on Monday to fall five games off the pace in both the division and wild-card races. Stanton homered twice and drove in four runs for Miami (56-67), which has won four of six. Stanton, who also homered in three consecutive games at Colorado over the weekend, is batting .313 with seven homers, four doubles and 15 RBIs in 13 games since returning from the disabled list following surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee. His 26 home runs on the season rank third in the NL. "This guy is so good, so talented," Miam...
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