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Marlins Park proves a huge challenge for home run hitters

Marlins Park proves a huge challenge for home run hitters

The weekend before the Reds' Todd Frazier won the All-Star Home Run Derby, he couldn't slug his way out of Marlins Park. Marlins right-hander Dan Haren counted two or three balls hit by Frazier in the four-game series that would have been homers in Cincinnati but came down short of the distant fences in Miami. Haren said the vast dimensions cost the Reds four or five homers, including a couple in the game he pitched and won. "I love Marlins Park," Haren said. Most pitchers do. The ballpark's colorful home-run sculpture doesn't get much use because Marlins Park is the toughest place in the majors to hit a homer. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami's $325...

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