.@Giancarlo818 left today's game with a left wrist contusion. He's listed as day-to-day.
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) June 18, 2014
MLB.com's Joe Frisario and Maria Torres report that Stanton crashed into the right field wall in the first inning in attempt to catch a drive off the bat of Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan. He shook his left shoulder in discomfort but stayed in the game. Stanton then popped his 20th home run in the bottom of the first. He struck out in the bottom of the fifth, shaking his left arm. He played one more inning before manager Mike Redmond took him out of the game.
Reed Johnson entered the game in center field, and Marcell Ozuna moved to right.
Stanton is hitting .294 with 20 HR and 57 RBI in 71 games so far. The Marlins lost 6-1 Wednesday, and they are tied for second place, one game behind the Atlanta Braves, in the N.L. East at 36-35 as of the moment the game ended.
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