Giancarlo Stanton is the most powerful hitter alive, and the Miami Marlins’ outfielder showed off his talents Saturday night in Team USA’s must-win World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic.

With the game tied 2-2 in the the top of the fourth, Ervin Santana tried to sneak a fastball by Stanton on the inner half, and that was a bad idea. Stanton annihilated the pitch down the left field line, making Petco Park look like a dang little league park to give the USA a 4-2 lead:

Statcast’s Daren Willman says it’s the fourth-highest exit velocity on record for a home run, at 117.3 mph. The top two on that list — to the surprise of no one — also belong to Stanton:

The winner of this game advances to the WBC championship round in Los Angeles.

[MLB Network]

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