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SportWatch: Royals' Merrifield hits leadoff inside the park home run

04:40  10 august  2019
04:40  10 august  2019 Source:   12up.com

Martinez launches HR out of Fenway Park vs. Yankees

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In baseball, an inside - the - park home run is a play where a batter hits a home run without hitting the ball out of the field of play. It is also known as an "in- the - park home run " or "in the park homer".

8/9/03: Dave Roberts leads off the bottom of the 1st inning with an inside - the - park home run , giving the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead. in 1901, consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals

Edwin Jackson's second stint with the Detroit Tigers isn't off to the best start. Detroit and GM Al Avila took a flyer on Jackson, hoping he can eat some innings and potentially become a veteran trade candidate this offseason. While that's definitely still possible, that journey isn't off to the best start. Edwin, meet Whit Merrifield.

Watch: Royals' Merrifield hits leadoff inside the park home run

That's just an awful bounce off the wall for Jackson and the Tigers, and Merrifield was running strong out of the box. As a result, KC took an early 1-0 lead against a Tigers team desperately trying to avoid setting a new mark for worst full season record in the AL.

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6/2/16: Eduardo Nunez opens the scoring with a leadoff inside - the - park home run to right field. The American League, originally founded in 1901, consists of the following teams: Baltimore Orioles; Boston Red Sox; Chicago White Sox; Cleveland Indians; Detroit Tigers; Houston Astros; Kansas City Royals

Alcides Escobar of the Kansas City Royals hits an inside - the - park home run in the first inning against the Mets. (Getty). Alcides Escobar has got wheels and he used all of them on Tuesday It’s the first leadoff , inside - the - park home run since 1903. Patsy Doherty hit the in Game 2 of the World Series.

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The Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. The original contest was halted after a 1 hour, 49 minute-rain delay early on Aug. 8 with the score tied 4-4 and nobody out in the top of the 10th inning. Royals catcher Meibrys Viloria was facing a 2-1 count against Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor. Play resumed 14 days, 14 hours and 18 minutes later at 1:05 p.m. when Taylor (1-1) lobbed a ball to Nick Dini, who pinch hit for Viloria and lined out to first base.

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