Little League house runs are at all times humorous to observe … when it comes on a leisure subject.
The Boston Red Sox weren’t laughing throughout their Sunday afternoon matinee with the Tampa Bay Rays when Yandy Diaz’s RBI single resulted in a visit across the bases due to an premature error.
The Rays carried out the proper hit-and-run within the high of the sixth inning as Manuel Margot took off on a 1-2 pitch and Diaz smacked a ball via the second-base gap that opened up when Boston’s Enmanuel Valdez broke to the bag on the steal.
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Margot booked it across the bases and appeared to catch the Red Sox off guard as he went for house. Outfielder Alex Verdugo bought the ball in to Valdez, who was means too late in making an attempt to throw out Margot at house.
That’s when catcher Connor Wong stepped as much as attempt to throw out Diaz, who was working to second base on the throw by Valdez. But the throw was brutal because the off-balance try wasn’t near the bag, and it rolled into middle subject.
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Another downside: Center fielder Jarren Duran wasn’t even in middle subject on the time after working for Diaz’s preliminary hit, which Verdugo minimize off earlier than he reached it.
As Duran chased the ball that continued to roll towards the fence, Diaz waltzed his means across the bases to attain his Little League house run. And as you’d count on at Fenway Park, the Red Sox devoted weren’t blissful.
Diaz isn’t credited with a house run for that sequence of blunders, however he did get an RBI on Margot scoring from the one. He ended the 6-2 win for the Rays 2-for-5 with a run scored.
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With the win, the Rays improved their MLB-best file by shifting to 42-19 on the season.