KANSAS CITY, Mo. (TNS) ? The ball hit the top of the outfield fence, then bounced up there … and bounced again.
Royals outfielder Whit Merrifield turned toward the infield, believing he?d just seen a home run. A Royals fan beyond the wall ducked under a cordon, convinced he was about to get a souvenir baseball.
J.D. Martinez?s deep shot fooled both of them. After the ball?s unlikely trajectory and belly flop on the top of a cushioned outfield wall, it trickled back onto the warning track, with Martinez having to settle for a sixth-inning RBI triple.