Outfielder's Miscue Allows Bizarre Inside-the-Park Home Run

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Brewers slugger Christian Yelich has hit many no-doubt home runs since breaking out in 2018, but his second long ball of the new season was anything but routine.

Yelich, who's been slow out of the gate early in 2020, tallied only his second tater of the young season on Thursday night -- but initially it looked like a foul ball or possibly an out off the bat.

Instead, Yelich dashed around the bases for a round-tripper when White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez misplayed the lazy fly ball, tripped over the low wall along the left-field line, and tumbled into the first row of the stands.

Jimenez recovered to track down the loose ball in the left-field corner and tried to make a play on Yelich at the plate, to no avail. Yelich even punctuated his 360-foot sprint with a nifty slide for good measure.

Jimenez, a slugger who popped 31 home runs of his own a year ago, is not known for his glove work. The 24-year-old might have been spared injury when he was caught in protective netting after he was upended by the padded wall.

Yelich finished the game with the homer and four walks. Jimenez had a rough night at the dish as well as in the field, finishing 0-for-4.

The Brewers improved to 5-5 with the win, while the White Sox fell to 7-6.

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