NEW YORK (AP) Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago.
Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a three-run drive in the 11th inning Sunday off Atlantas Grant Dayton that lifted the New York Mets over the NL East champion Braves 7-6.
Oaklands Steven Piscotty started the barrage on March 20 in Tokyo against Seattles Marco Gonzales, the sixth batter of the season.
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