With Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton sitting at 59 home runs with two games remaining, manager Don Mattingly said he may consider moving the outfielder to the leadoff spot Saturday and Sunday in an effort to generate a potential extra at-bat. Batting from the second spot Friday night, Stanton went 2-for-4 with a single and a double in the Marlins' 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves in Miami. "It's one of those storylines for our club," Mattingly said. "Once you fell out of the race, you look at some of the individual stuff. I think you're obviously more aware." Stanton is trying to become just the sixth player in major league history to reach 60 home runs, along with Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Maris and Babe Ruth.
Marlins' Don Mattingly may move Giancarlo Stanton to leadoff spot
ESPN | Sep 30