The Orioles generously helped David DeJesus with an inside-the-park home run

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David DeJesus should have been retired for the final out in the bottom of the fourth inning when he hit a line drive to left field in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Orioles. However, an unfortunate collision between Alejandro De Aza and David Lough sent the ball towards the left field corner, allowing an out-of-breath DeJesus to touch home plate for an inside-the-park home run.

In the replay, you can see that the ball was in De Aza’s glove but it was jarred loose when Lough ran into him. That’s an unfortunate way to give up a run.

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The O’s still managed to win though, thanks to Nelson Cruz. Cruz knocked in all seven of the Orioles’ runs on the afternoon, including the final two with a two-run home run in the 11th inning to break a 5-5 tie. Cruz leads the majors with 39 home runs, is second in the American League in RBI with 101, and also has an impressive .262/.331/.532 slash line.