Giancarlo Stanton’s first homer of the year was a moonshot

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of the year on Saturday night in his 18th game. Stanton got his money's worth with the moonshot, as his first inning homer off of Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood traveled an estimated 440 feet and went over the scoreboard in left field at Marlins Park. Last May, Stanton hit a similar blast that broke the same scoreboard he cleared against the Cubs.

Unfortunately for Stanton and the Marlins, his first homer of the year wasn't enough and Miami fell 3-2. Their record now sits at 5-19, 10.5 games behind the first place Braves in the NL East. 

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