Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas smacked a two-run homer in the first inning of Kansas City’s game in Seattle.
But Stanton and Judge are the ones who really put on a show Wednesday.
Judge hit his MLB-leading 29th home run against the Blue Jays. Judge hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game, but the Blue Jays were already up 5-0 and held on for a 7-6 victory over the Yankees.
Stanton blasted a pair of shots over the wall at Busch Stadium in his first two at-bats of Miami’s 9-6 win over the Cardinals. Justin Bour, who will also participate in Monday’s Derby, also went Cheap New York Giants Jerseys deep with a solo shot in the ninth inning.
Stanton, who won last year’s Derby finished the game 3 for 4 and four RBIs as he, Bour, Judge and “Moose” tuned up for Monday’s showdown at Marlins Park.
Where they stand: It doesn’t make sense that the Cardinals are still in the hunt in the NL Central, but the Cubs have been decidedly mediocre and have allowed the Cards and the Brewers to hang around. St. Louis has pitched relatively well, but ranks near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories.
Are they contenders? It’s going to be tough. If the Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal Cubs continue to play close to .500 ball and the Brewers come back to earth, the NL Central could be up for grabs all the way through September. But if you asked someone to bet on that result, the odds would have to be pretty high: The Cubs are just too talented to continue to play like this.