This playoff-race thing is pretty different for Giancarlo Stanton

BALTIMORE — Since Giancarlo Stanton got to within one homer of 300, he’s slipped considerably at the plate.

In Sunday’s 5-3 win over the Orioles, Stanton went hitless in five at-bats, with four strikeouts and is 5-for-27 with a double and 13 strikeouts in his past 35 plate appearances.

Despite the recent slide, Aaron Boone doesn’t believe his pursuit of 300 has impacted him.

“I don’t think so, but naturally as the days pass for a pretty big milestone, I understand the question,’’ Boone said. “I thought he was gonna get it tonight. I thought he got some pitches to hit.

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