Among Thursday's MLB games was the miami Marlins hosting the Atlanta Braves. The latest contest saw the league leader in home runs, Giancarlo Stanton, add another Home Run to his total. That helped his team collect a 7-1 victory at home. Here's the latest Braves vs. Marlins recap including top players, game statistics, a standings update, and what's next for both of these teams.

MLB game recap

The Miami Marlins grabbed a quick lead 4-0 in the third inning behind a Derek Dietrich sacrifice fly to score Ozuna and a Bour single to left center that scored Stanton and Christian Yelich.

A Julio Teheran wild pitch allowed Gordon to score the fourth run for the Marlins' lead. Miami added a fifth run in the next inning when Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run to the left. Stanton wasn't done as he added another home run, a two-run shot in the eighth to further bolster his team's lead to 7-1.

For Stanton, the two home runs give him a total of 59 for the season. Stanton finished the game with a 3-for-5 batting performance that included three RBIs and three runs scored. Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with two RBIs while Dee Gordon was 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

The Atlanta Braves picked up their only run of the game in the top of the seventh inning from a Lane Adams solo home run. He would finish with a 1-for-3 performance including the one RBI and one scored as he hit his fourth home run of the season.

Today's winning pitcher was Dillon Peters for the Marlins who worked just over five innings and struck out four batters to go to 1-2. Julio Teheran took the loss for Atlanta after six innings pitched with three strikeouts. He's now 11-13 for his season with the Braves.

Standings and what's next

The Atlanta Braves dropped to 71-88 with today's loss.

They're also 34-44 on the road. The Braves are now 4-6 in their last 10 games. They're nowhere near a playoff spot as they're 15 games behind the Rockies for the remaining wild card spot in the National League. On Friday, the Braves will be on the road once again for another game against Miami. They'll send Luiz Gohara to the mound for the start at 7:10 PM Eastern Time.

For the Miami Marlins, this win moves them to 75-84 for the season with a 41-37 home record. Miami is 6-4 in their last 10 games. They're also 11 games behind the Colorado Rockies for the second of the two NL Wild Card spots and has a low chance of making the playoffs. The Marlins will have Dan Straily as their starter for Friday evening's home game against the Braves.