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(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Do you hate that home-run thing the Marlins have parked in the outfield? Then you should love slugger Giancarlo Stanton. As his season heats up, he’s putting more balls out in the area of the home run thing. Friday, one of his powerballs almost took the thing out.

It was a tape-measure homer off a pitch from San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum. The ball got closer and closer to the animated statue, and then, suddenly, popped it on the site, the first homer to hit the million dollar home run celebration machine.

The Giants could only watch as the animated sculpture sprung into motion.

“That thing is crazy,” left fielder Melky Cabrera said through an interpreter. “You never expect to see it, especially at a ballpark. It’s pretty sweet.”

The home run was the 10th this month for Stanton, and his 11th of the season. The estimated distance was 409 feet.

Stanton broke a section of the left-field scoreboard with a long home run Monday. He has five homers this month in the Marlins’ new ballpark, despite the vast dimensions in the outfield.

“He’s a good hitter,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “There’s not a park that’s going hold him, I don’t care what they say about this park.”

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