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“You still have to give some credit, but you have to go out there and be aggressive and not be scared,” Roark said. “You definitely can’t be scared. Just attack him.”

In his career at Nationals Park, Stanton is now 43-for-129 (.333 batting average) with 14 doubles and 14 homers. He also has 27 RBI and 23 runs scored. Roark left a slider hanging over the plate and one of baseball’s premier power hitters did what he does best.

“It happens in baseball. Some things you can’t explain like that,” Stanton said. “It’s just good it worked out today. I understand that I do a little better here, but you can’t really attest it to anything.”