Discussing another disappointing season, Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill stood on the field with his back to the scoreboard, as if shunning the source of the bad news.
Stanton leads the majors with 57 home runs but has just one in his last six games.
If Thursday was any sign, it appears that Stanton may be headed for a surge in power and if pitched to could hit a few more over the final weekend of the season.
"I've been through a lot of uncertainty already", Stanton said. "I gave it my all".
Stanton didn't get No. 60 on Saturday, but one of his teammates did.
On Wednesday MLB owners unanimously approved the sale of the Marlins to a group led by Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman.
As loud chants of "M-V-P" echoed around Marlins Park, Stanton emerged from the dugout, raised his bat and pounded his chest. It was another no-doubter for Stanton, who is the first player to reach 58 home runs since Ryan Howard with the Phillies in 2006.
With 60, Stanton would become just the sixth player ever to reach that mark.
"He was on those breaking balls", Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "Helped us win this game".
Kyle Freeland (11-11) gave up two runs and five hits in three innings in his first start since September 11 for the Rockies. Despite entering the game with a career 5-2 record at Marlins Park and a 4-1 mark this year in his past five decisions, Teheran was shaky, allowing eight hits, three walks and five runs in six innings.
Miami's Ichiro Suzuki flied out in his last chance to tie John Vander Wal's Major League Baseball record for pinch hits in a season; Ichiro finished with 27, one shy of what Vander Wal did in 1995.
Marlins Park is certainly no launching pad, even after the fences were moved in slightly before the 2016 season. He struck out three in his shortest start of the season. The Braves have not publicly said anything about his option for 2018. Murphy had three hits and Wilmer Difo had two for the Nationals. "Whatever the organization deems the best for this organization, that's what they should do".
"He had been struggling with his command", Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "Hats off to them for a big win to end their season".
For the Sunday game, the Braves will be bringing out LHP Max Fried.
This year's average, determined after Sunday's regular-season finale, was up from 3 hours, 42 seconds last year. Gordon went to the No. 9 spot, and the pitchers' spot was No. 8 in the lineup. Meanwhile, Colorado's 87 wins were its most since 2009, the last time the team went to the postseason.
Kyle Hendricks, in his final tuneup before the Cubs play the Washington Nationals in the NL Division Series, worked five scoreless innings, allowing four hits while striking out nine.
Braves:Atlanta opens next season at home against Philadelphia on March 29.
The Patriots defense is last in just about every category but this weekend they will make their move to come out of the basement. Come tomorrow afternoon, the Patriots will be 3-1, and will begin to take a solid hold of first place in the AFC East division.
Batting first, thanks to David Warner's 124 and Aaron Finch's 94 Australia posted a huge total of 334/5 on board. Got a pretty good opening partnership, but we needed one big partnership, chasing 330, which we didn't get.
It was a back-and-forth match until Day hit a tee shot on 12 that settled on a platform behind a scoreboard. Mickelson stuffed a wedge for a kick-in birdie on 15, and Kisner closed the show with a 7-footer on 17.
Demonstrations continued for a second week following President Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the anthem. The Ravens (2-1) might be in worse straits than the Steelers after they were pounded 44-7 by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Of course, Indonesia , with more than 100 active volcanoes , is no stranger to preparing for the increased seismic activity. The mountain, which sits about 70 kilometers northeast of Kuta, is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia .
Bairstow was also striking the ball beautifully at the other end, reaching fifty in 48 balls shortly before Roy's departure. Despite all the Ben Stokes and Alex Hales drama that is surrounding them, England have been terrific at home.
He continued: 'I've seen the footage, they've been going pretty good and I know how that New Zealand game can go against you. Rugby is a amusing game, now five games into a six-game tournament, we still don't know if the Springboks are good or bad.
Penalties, a drop and a turnover all contributed to a scene the Colts have seen too many times already this year. Besides the usual suspects, the Fantasy scoring just might not be there for fringe players in this one.
After more than a week of desperation, many were still unable to access essentials including food and water. FEMA director Brock Long admonished her for not being in closer contact with relief coordinators.
CORRECTION: This story has been revised throughout to correctly attribute all quotes to the interview subjects who said them. Duke was speaking to reporters on the tarmac in San Juan before boarding a helicopter for an aerial look at the devastation.
Facebook admits it promoted fake Vegas massacre stories
Twitter Inc. also is facing heat over the prevalence of anonymous, automated accounts - or bots - on its platform. Facebook has set up a crisis response page so people who are in Las Vegas can let people know they are safe.
Ex-Armyman told to prove Indian citizenship
After serving the Army for 30 years, a former Army man in Assam is accused of being a foreigner from Bangladesh. The notice asked him to present his case before September 11 but the notice landed at his address late.
Shocking map shows Maria winds lashing North Carolina
Maria was expected to move out into the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday night and Thursday, dissipating as it reached the open ocean. Maria was a Category 1 hurricane as it moved northward in the Atlantic, but it weakened to a tropical storm on Tuesday .
Bale likely to miss Espanyol clash
Following La Liga's refusal to abandon the match, Barca made a decision to play behind closed doors as a means of protest. It depends on his fitness, nothing else. "We'll take it day by day".
Remmers not listed on injury report for Vikings
In the season opener against the Vikings Peterson was visibly upset with head coach Sean Payton after receiving limited carries. Even during his Pro Bowl year (2015), he ranked 33rd among 47 qualified players in yards per carry (4.0).
Trump races to catch up as Puerto Rico crisis escalates
Life on the island remains hard, however, with residents lining up in the sweltering heat to get gas, food and cash. Meanwhile, containers full of aid supplies are sitting in the port of San Juan , unable to be delivered.
Bondi: OJ Simpson not welcome in Florida
But Simpson wasn't off the hook after the not guilty verdict; the families of Goldman and Brown filed suit for wrongful death. But he was found liable for their deaths in a civil case in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5 million.
Twitter Says It Shut Down Dozens Of Russian-Linked Bots
Twitter , for its part, said it supports "making political advertising more transparent to our users and the public". There were three accounts from Russia Today promoted 1,823 tweets that were potentially aimed at the U.S. market.