With MLB’s new extra inning rule of a runner starting the inning on second base, Orioles centerfielder Austin Hays took advantage against the Phillies Tuesday night.
Hays got a hold of one in the 10th inning and hit a ball to centerfield, but with the defense playing aggressive due to the runner on second base, Philadelphia centerfielder Roman Quinn’s dive wasn’t enough to make a spectacular catch and prevent a run.
Willie Mays Hays with the inside-the-park HR! pic.twitter.com/kqCtHyH6sC— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) August 12, 2020
Instead, the Orioles got two.
AUSTIN HAYS WITH THE INSIDE THE PARK* HR pic.twitter.com/Py86cx8hpd— Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) August 12, 2020
With the ball at the warning track, Hays took all four bases to give the Orioles a two-run lead over the Phillies.
It was the first inside-the-park home run for the Orioles since September 2011, when Robert Andino took all four bases against the Red Sox.
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