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Long ball hurts Mets in 8-4 loss to Marlins

Collectively, the Marlins are not a power-hitting team, but that doesn’t mean they can’t occasionally do damage with the long ball.

That was certainly the case on Friday night, when backed by home runs from Curtis Granderson, Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson, the Marlins rallied to an 8-4 win over the Mets at Marlins Park.

Five of Miami’s eight runs were accounted for via the long ball, giving Caleb Smith plenty of support. In six innings, Smith allowed two unearned runs on three hits. He struck out six, but walked five in picking up the win.

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