MIAMI (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton hit his 12th home run in May to tie the franchise record for a single month and the Miami Marlins earned their 20th comeback victory Wednesday night, completing a three-game sweep of the first-place Washington Nationals with a 5-3 win.
Stanton hit a solo homer in the seventh inning, his 13th this year, and had a two-out RBI single in the first. Still only 22, Stanton tied Dan Uggla's team record for the most homers in a month and totaled 30 RBIs in May.
Since the start of the expansion era in 1961, the only other player under age 23 to total more homers and RBIs in a single month was Bob Horner in 1980, the Marlins said, citing information from the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Marlins rallied from a 3-1 deficit and lead the majors in comeback wins. They went 21-8 in May, best in the majors, and a franchise record for victories in any month.
Miami is seven games above .500 for the first time and trails Washington by one-half game in the NL East. The Ma...