Edwin Encarnacion legs out inside-the-park homer after ball takes odd carom

Edwin Encarnacion (Getty Photographs)

Indians DH Edwin Encarnacion went deep for the third time in 4 video games Monday night time, although he did not depart the yard.

The Cleveland slugger legged out an inside-the-park homer towards the Angels after his drive into the left-area nook at Angel Stadium hit the padded low wall and caromed towards middle subject. Angels left fielder Justin Upton reacted slowly, probably considering the ball was foul.

Upton’s delay gave Encarnacion time to circle the bases and rating standing up.

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(Apart: Examine out the ever-useful Dodgers fan making an attempt to make a play, after which supporting Upton together with his left arm.)

The yellow line under the foul pole is an extension of the foul line, however how typically do you see a ball hit that stripe on the fly? Simply one more reason this was one unusual journey across the diamond.

“I (noticed) when the ball hit the wall, that I (had) an excellent probability to make it,” Encarnacion informed reporters (per Cleveland.com) after the Indians’ 6-zero victory. 

“It was enjoyable. Everybody was laughing about it. Everyone loved, and that is good,” Encarnacion added, referring to his teammates’ response when he returned to the dugout.

This was Encarnacion’s second profession inside-the-parker; his first got here on Aug. 31, 2007, when he was with the Reds, towards the Cardinals in St. Louis.