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Stanton belts 478-foot monster home run; Latos leaves with bruised shin

There were quite a few balls hit hard Saturday afternoon at Marlins Park.

One off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton zoomed an estimated 478-feet at 115 miles per hour and made a fan's day. Another, which traveled far shorter but was hit nearly as hard, left Marlins starting pitcher Mat Latos writhing in pain.

Latos left the game in the fourth inning Saturday with a bruised left shin after a hot shot off the bat of Cameron Maybin struck him there. Latos, who was tended to by trainers and took a few minutes to gather himself before walking off under his own power, is listed as day-to-day according to the Marlins.

Stanton's solo blast at the start of the third inning off Braves starter Alex Wood landed in the bare hand of 29-year-old Marlins fan and West Palm Beach native Ryan Mont, who was sitting in section 134 in the second deck in center field.

"We didn't think it was going to come as far as it did," Mont said. "And then I just leaned over and put out my hand. I didn't think I was going to catch it. I just figured try. At first it didn't hurt because of the adrenaline, but now it hurts."

It was the first game Mont has attended this season.

Stanton hit a mammoth 474-foot shot off Braves reliever Cody Martin Friday night that landed in the camera well in center field Friday night. That was the third longest homer of his career.

Now, Stanton, who became only the fourth player to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium earlier this week, has belted six homers in his career longer than 470 feet.

Here's the list:

Stanton's longest HRs
494 feet at Coors Field off Rockies' Josh Roenicke (Aug. 17, 2012)
484 feet at Marlins Park off Padres' Eric Stults (April 4, 2014)
478 feet at Marlins Park off Braves' Alex Wood (May 16, 2015)
474 feet at Marlins Park off Braves' Cody Martin (May 15, 2015)
474 feet at Coors Field off Rockies' Kevin Millwood (Aug. 15, 2011)
470 feet at Marlins Park off Cardinals' Shelby Miller (Aug. 11, 2014)

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