Stanton ends with 59 HRs, Braves beat Marlins 8-5

Giancarlo Stanton and Marlins top Braves 7-1 in Miami

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Stanton came up short in his quest for 60 home runs, and Adonis Garcia hit a pinch-hit three-run home run to lift the Atlanta Braves over the Marlins 8-5 in the season finale for both teams Sunday.

Peters surrendered 13 earned runs and 15 hits over 7 2/3 innings while walking six.

Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning as playoff-bound Arizona routed Kansas City.

When the 2017 regular season came to an end Sunday, baseball did not have its first 60-home run hitter in almost two decades. From 2012-16, Stanton averaged 43 home runs per 162 games played.

Ozuna made $3.5 million this year, is arbitration eligible next season, and is under team control for two more seasons. Danny Duffy (9-10) absorbed the loss. A single he hit on Sunday measured at 122 miles per hour, MLB's Statcast said, calling it the game's hardest-hit ball since at least 2015.

Cody Allen pitched the ninth to pick up his 30th save. Angel Sanchez (1-0) allowed no runs in two innings of relief to earn his first big league victory. The victor of Wednesday's wild-card game between the Rockies and Diamondbacks will travel to Los Angeles for Game 1 of an NL Division Series on Friday. How he handles the final game of the season should factor in the decision.

With 62, Stanton would set a new high for homers in a season by a player who is not tainted by performance-enhancing drugs. Justin Bour's two-run single gave the Marlins a 6-5 lead. The Brewers finished 86-76, 13 games ahead of last year's pace.

Batting leadoff, the New York Mets' Norichika Aoki went 1-for-4 in an 11-0 defeat at the Philadelphia Phillies.

Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1: Jose Bautista singled off the wall and hit a sacrifice fly in what was probably his final game with Toronto, while NY was merely tuning up for the AL wild-card game Tuesday night at home against Minnesota. The Braves have seen their runs-allowed total rise in each of the last four seasons, the first time that's happened to the franchise since 1919 through 1922. The Pirates' trio of Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco at 245 games is a distant second, and no other active trio has started more than 200 games together.

Bridwell (10-3) allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one while lowering his ERA to 3.64 and becoming the team's second double-digit victor this season.

The Athletics broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning. Shane Greene worked a scoreless ninth to collect his eighth save, coaxing Melky Cabrera to ground into a game-ending double play. The Yankees (91-71), who won the season series with the Twins 4-2, had a seven-game improvement over last season and posted their best record since going 95-67 atop the AL East in 2012.

Aaron Wilkerson retired the first 17 batters he faced as Milwaukee defeated St. Louis.

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