Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, left, follows through on a base hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Alan Diaz
June 18, 2014

MIAMI (AP) NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton has left the Miami Marlins' game against the Chicago Cubs with a bruised left wrist but said he expects to be back in the lineup Thursday.

Stanton was hurt when he hit the fence in right field chasing Chris Coghlan's double in the first inning Wednesday. Stanton hit his 20th homer in the bottom of the first but said the wrist bothered him more as the game progressed, and he left after six innings.

Stanton also leads the NL with 57 RBIs, and he hasn't missed a game this season.

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