Giancarlo Stanton robs Nationals home run with game-ending catch

It wasn’t the show-stopping, wall-flipping catch Austin Jackson made at Fenway Park earlier this week, but Giancarlo Stanton’s ninth-inning grab Wednesday added a dramatic clincher to the highlight reel.

With the Nationals trailing 7-0 in Miami and down to their final strike, centerfielder Brian Goodwin sent a high drive to the right field corner, forcing Stanton to retreat to the warning track where he leaped to make an incredible catch over the outfield fence.

The game-ending grab gave the All-Star some relief after a couple of wacky defensive plays in July.

Stanton had considerably less ground to cover on July 1 in Mulwaukee but when he jumped to snag the deep drive, the ball popped out his glove and ended up over the fence.

VIDEO: Austin Jackson robs Hanley Ramirez of home run at Fenway

Giancarlo Stanton put an exclamation point on the Marlins' victory Wednesday night.

Giancarlo Stanton put an exclamation point on the Marlins’ victory Wednesday night.

(MLB.com)

Two weeks later a ball of the bat of Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor stayed in the park, but it was Stanton’s glove that found its way over the wall.

“I’ve missed a couple this past month,” Stanton said, per MLB.com. “So it was good to get one.”

Not a bad way to seal a win, either.

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