Stanton clubbed two more home runs and John Buck and Jose Reyes banged out four hits each as the Marlins stomped on the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-3 Monday night.
Stanton clouted a three-run homer - a 445-foot blast - and Justin Ruggiano hit a solo shot to highlight a 9-run fourth inning for the Fish.
Stanton also homered in the seventh inning to give him five home runs and 11 RBIs since he came off the disabled list on Aug. 7.
Buck added a homer to his four-hit night while Reyes smacked three doubles in the Marlins' 20-hit attack.
Mark Buehrle allowed six hits and two runs in seven innings to pick up his 11th win of the season.
Miami, a team expected to contend for the NL East title in the preseason, is now 56-67 and 20 1/2 games behind Washington.
In other state sports news...
- The sizzling Tampa Bay Rays got another strong pitching performance in a 5-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. Jeremy Hellickson allowed just six hits and one run in seven innings to pick up his first home win since May. He evened his record at 8-8. The win moved the Rays within four games of first place New York in the AL East.
- Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill has won the Miami Dolphins' starting job. Coach Joe Philbin announced following practice Monday that Tannehill will start the Dolphins' opener Sept. 9 at Houston. Tannehill beat out last year's starter Matt Moore for the starting job. Tannehill is the 17th starting quarterback for Miami since Dan Marino retired following the 1999 season.
- Florida's assistant coaches got a raise on Monday. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn signed a one-year extension that included an $80,000 bonus. His deal also includes another $80,000 retention bonus if he remains with the team on Jan. 31, 2014. Linebackers coach/special teams coordinator D.J. Durkin got a two-year extension and a $75,000 raise. Running backs coach Brian White signed a one-year extension and a $50,000 raise. But defensive line coach Bryant Young's contract, which expires after this season, was not extended.