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Stanton Has Two HRs, Seven RBIs In Debut

Mar 25, 2011 6:43 AM EST

Mike Stanton made an impression in his spring debut with the Marlins on Thursday.

Stanton hit two three-run home runs and finished with seven RBIs as Florida beat Boston 15-7.

"He's a big kid, a real strong kid," Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz said. "He hits it a long way."

Stanton, who strained his right quadriceps in a game against the University of Miami on Feb. 27, has played in minor league games for about the last 10 days.

He made his debut last June 8 and hit 22 home runs in 100 games. The outfielder is expected to bat cleanup this season.

Via Associated Press