The last few days in baseball have seen a bevy of news surrounding some of the best players in the big leagues. First, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is continuing his home run filled hot streak, making history along the way. Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper avoided the worst possible news following a horrific looking knee injury. Lastly, Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies had to leave yesterday's game after getting hit in the hand.

Stanton continues home run streak

Yesterday, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton continued his home run hitting streak. Stanton mashed a home run for the fourth straight game, the second longest streak of his career and this season.

It is also the ninth time in the last ten games he has hit at least one homer. The most recent one he hit in yesterday's 5-3 victory over the Rockies was his 42nd of the season, extending his league leading total.

This also tied Stanton for the most home runs in a single season in club history, as Gary Sheffield hit 42 back in 1996. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Stanton tied the legendary Frank Robinson as the tenth-youngest (27 years, 278 days) player to hit 250 career home runs.

Harper avoids ligament tears

In the first inning of Saturday night's game against the San Francisco Giants, Bryce Harper was hustling to first base when he awkwardly stepped on it. A steady rain was coming down, which had already delayed the game to a 10 p.m. start time. Harper's leg awkwardly twisted as he flew forward towards the ground and he was unable to put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the field.

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The Washington Nationals, their fans, and Harper all feared the worst possible news for the potential MVP. However, the MRI showed that he had avoided any ligament tears or damage in his knee. He has a significant bone bruise and should definitely be back before the season ends. Harper said that “I want to be 100 percent whenever I play” when asked about a timetable for returning.

Arenado fine after getting hit in the hand

During yesterday's game against the Miami Marlins, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado got hit by an 88 mph fastball in the hand. Arenado feared the worst saying, “Whenever you get hit in the hand, it scares you.” Luckily for the Rockies, who are currently in a fighting for a wild card spot, the x-rays on their star player came back negative. His injury has been diagnosed as a bruise and should only be sidelined for a few days.