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Pete Alonso powers offense to weird win

Baseball is largely a beautiful game.

The crack of the bat is up there with the best sounds in sports. The chess match between the pitcher and hitter. The tension that hangs on each pitch. It can be wonderful.

However, sometimes it is ugly and the games can be, frankly, a bit of a mess. The Mets and Marlins played one of those on Tuesday night, with the NL East rivals combining for six errors and seven unearned runs, all while a giant piece of Cinnamon Toast Crunch called balls and strikes for the first inning or so.