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Michael Taylor Hits Inside-the-Park Grand Slam

The Washington Nationals needed a sac fly, but Michael Taylor gave them so much more in a unique way

Michael Taylor came up to the plate with bases loaded and one out in the third inning. A sac fly would have tied the game against the Philadelphia Phillies, but the Washington Nationals outfielder had other plans Friday. Taylor roped the ball into centerfield and a bad misplay by Odubel Herrera resulted in the ball getting past him into open field.

Herrera’s misplay allowed Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy, and Matt Wieters to score easily. The fleet-footed Taylor raced around the bags and an off-lined throw allowed Taylor to reach home safely for an inside-the-park grand slam.

Taylor’s inside-the-park grand slam had a unique way of traveling 327 feet. It was his 15th home run of the season and gave Washington a 6-3 lead in the process. It’s not often to see an inside-the-park grand slam, but Taylor treated the Nationals Park fans to a pleasant sighting.

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