In a play more reminiscent of a horrendous little league game than the major league, the Rays’ Steven Souza laid down a bunt that happened to turn into an inside the park home run.

Steven Souza’s Bunt Turns Into An Inside The Park Home Run

So in the eighth inning of yesterday’s Tampa Bay and Washington Nationals game, Rays’ Steven Souza stepped up to the plate to face his former teammate Blake Treinen. And when he sent a blooping bunt down the third base line, Treinen tried to make a quick bare-handed play. But his throw sailed over first baseman Danny Espinosa’s head and down the right field line.

So it was easy to see that David DeJesus, who was the base runner on first that Souza was bunting over, was likely going to score. But a wild throw from Nationals’ Bryce Harper ensured that the batter would cross home as well: the throw somehow made its way into the third-base dugout, which sent him home automatically.


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Of course, this is an error by the pitcher and the right fielder, yet this play is something that only happens in a little league game — and I am not talking about ESPN little league, but the ones that parents reluctantly go to.

In the end, the two runs really did not matter, as they were solely insurance . The Rays closed out the game with a 5-0 victory over the struggling 34-32 Nationals.

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