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Adrián Beltré, the runner on second base, had tagged up earlier within the play and had started advancing to 3rd; however, Prince Fielder, the runner on third base, was nonetheless at third. Navarro threw to shortstop Tyler Saladino, making Beltré continue his run in the direction of third, which in flip made Fielder start to run in the direction of house. Fielder was then caught in a rundown; Saladino threw to Navarro, who then threw to third baseman Todd Frazier, who tagged Fielder for the third out.

On April 22, 2016, in a sport between the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox, with the bases loaded within the high of the seventh inning, Mitch Moreland of the Rangers hit a line drive to proper area that was caught by Adam Eaton for the primary out. Eaton threw the ball to first baseman José Abreu, who tagged baserunner Ian Desmond after he overran first base into foul territory whereas attempting to tag up, for the second out. Abreu then threw the ball to catcher Dioner Navarro at residence.


All in all, he had four walks interspersed amongst his four homers. Another notable pair of back-to-back home runs occurred on September 14, 1990, when Ken Griffey, Sr. and Ken Griffey, Jr. hit back-to-again home runs, off Kirk McCaskill, the one father-and-son duo to take action in Major League historical past. Simple back-to-again residence runs are a relatively frequent occurrence.

  • A runner may circle the bases solely as soon as per plate appearance and thus can rating at most a single run per batting flip.
  • A batter with this sort of incomplete plate appearance begins off the team’s next flip batting; any balls or strikes recorded against the batter the previous inning are erased.
  • On uncommon occasions, a batter may be on the plate when, without the batter’s hitting the ball, a third out is recorded towards a teammate—for instance, a runner getting caught stealing (tagged out trying to steal a base).
  • The batting order is about earlier than the game begins, and may not be altered aside from substitutions.

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He delivered just one more pitch, which Lou Gehrig drilled out of the park for a back-to-back shot, after which Root was faraway from the sport. On September 30, 1997, in the sixth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O’Neill hit back-to-again-to-again residence runs for the Yankees. This was the first prevalence of three residence runs in a row ever in postseason play. The Boston Red Sox repeated the feat in Game Four of the 2007 American League Championship Series, additionally against the Indians. The Indians returned the favor in Game One of the 2016 American League Division Series.


If a pitcher provides up a homer, he may need his focus damaged and might alter his regular method in an try and “make up for it” by putting out the subsequent batter with some fastballs. Sometimes the subsequent batter will be anticipating that and will capitalize on it. A notable again-to-again home run of that type in World Series play concerned “Babe Ruth’s called shot” in 1932, which was accompanied by varied Ruthian theatrics, but the pitcher, Charlie Root, was allowed to remain in the sport.