Marlins' Bour ties club record with 4th home run in as many games

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Dennis Wierzbicki / USA TODAY Sports

Who needs Giancarlo Stanton when the Miami Marlins have Justin Bour?

The 27-year-old launched his fourth home run in as many games Friday to tie a club record, en route to a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Having retired 14 straight batters, Cubs starter Jason Hammel gave up the solo shot to Bour in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie.

Bour has picked up the offensive slack since Stanton landed on the disabled list last week with a broken bone in his wrist, going 7-for-17 (.411) with four home runs and eight RBIs.

If his sudden power surge wasn't enough, it's the timeliness of his hits that have been truly impressive.

Bour's three-run ninth-inning home run Wednesday gave the Marlins a walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants. He followed that up with another three-run home run in the fifth inning Thursday that plated the eventual winning run.

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Friday's win, the Marlins fourth straight, marked the third time Bour was responsible for driving in the winning run.