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And Here's An Inside-The-Park Home Run By ... Edwin Encarnacion??

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This isn’t as iconic an entry into the genre of unexpected inside-the-park home runs as, say, this Prince Fielder gem or this Jhonny Peralta one, but it’s still pretty dang good: Edwin Encarnacion tonight, with his first inside-the-parker in more than a decade, thanks to a little defensive fuck-up by left fielder Justin Upton.

With the Indians and Angels scoreless in the second inning, Encarnacion hit one straight to the left-field corner, where it bounced off the wall. But Upton apparently thought it had been foul, until it was too late:


Not bad for a guy who ranked 420th out of 465 players in sprint speed last year. And while we’re on the subject of inside-the-park homers, holy shit, remember this one?

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