Unusual triple helps sink Royals

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June 5, 2019 - 10:13 AM

.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a triple during the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday in an 8-3 Red Sox victory.

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.

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