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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Diamondbacks lose home run on ridiculous baserunning blunder

Deven Marrero mistake

The Arizona Diamondbacks lost a home run on Saturday night due to a ridiculous baserunning blunder.

Deven Marrero was up with two on and one out in the top of the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He drove a pitch to left center that narrowly cleared the wall for what should have been a 3-run home run.

Unfortunately, Alex Avila misread the ball and was going back to first to tag up, thinking it was caught. The result was Marrero passed him around first base.

The Dodgers contested the play and asked for a review. After convening, the umpires decided that Marrero was out for passing the runner in front of him.

Marrero was credited with a two-run single to make it 5-1 Arizona. They won it 9-1, but Marrero was robbed of what would have been his first home run of the season as a result.

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