By Associated Press - Thursday, April 16, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton has become the Marlins’ career home run leader, connecting for his first drive since a season-ending beaning last September.

Stanton hit his 155th home run on Thursday night, tagging Dillon Gee of the Mets for a long, two-run shot in the first inning. He began the day tied with Dan Uggla for the most homers in team history.

Stanton led the National League with 37 homers last year, with his last one coming on Sept. 8. Three days later, he sustained multiple facial fractures when he was hit by a fastball from Milwaukee’s Mike Fiers.

The 25-year-old Miami slugger is one of three active players in the majors to hold his team’s franchise lead in home runs, along with Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals.

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