MIAMI (AP) - Homers are tough to come by at Marlins Park, as Atlanta Braves slugger Dan Uggla can testify.
Uggla hit a majestic clout Monday and went into his home-run trot, but the ball barely grazed the wall and he hustled belatedly to leg out a double.
Through Monday, the Marlins ranked last in the majors with 53 homers. They had hit a respectable 36 on the road, with only 17 at home. Justin Ruggiano led them with 12 homers, but had none at home.
The dimensions are daunting - 386 feet to left-center, 418 to center and 392 to right-center - but a bigger issue is that the ball simply doesn't carry well.