Giancarlo Stanton wanted this, wanted to play in the New York spotlight on a contending team for the first time in his career. It's why he waived his no-trade clause, he said, because he knew exactly what he was getting himself into.
Nick Hundley and Brandon Belt each hit two-run home runs and Chris Stratton pitched six solid innings to help the San Francisco Giants avoid a three-game sweep at Los Angeles with a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers.
Eugenio Suarez homered in the second straight game and Joey Votto celebrated his 1,500th appearance in the major leagues by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6.
Julio Teheran pitched six no-hit innings before being pulled from his first start since coming off the disabled list, and Atlanta relievers gave up six hits while the Braves finished off a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres.