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Bats go quiet again as Mets fall to Marlins in extras

One thing you have to do when battling for a postseason berth is beat the lesser teams on the schedule. Though the Mets have been fairly adept at doing so this season, they didn’t get the job done on Wednesday, as they took a 2-1 loss in 10 innings against the Marlins at loanDepot park.

Miami right-hander Sandy Alcantara struck out a career-high 14 over nine innings, then the Marlins scored the game-winning run on Bryan De La Cruz’s walk-off RBI single in the 10th.

Alcantara limited New York to four hits, one of which was a Michael Conforto homer in the seventh that tied the game at 1. The Mets’ bats were quiet after that, including when they couldn’t plate the automatic runner in the 10th.