John Farrell likened it to “one of those Little League things — just run ’til you get tagged out.”
Edwin Encarnacion circled the bases on a single, and nobody came even close to tagging him out. More than 42,000 fans were on their feet, cheering and grinning.
Encarnacion’s eighth-inning romp was the pivotal play in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings. Afterward, Encarnacion was chuckling about it too.
“A lot of fun,” he said. “A little tired too. Long way.”
The walkoff winner scored on another single, this one whacked to the left-centre field wall by Rajai Davis. But without Encarnacion’s daring dash, the game probably would not have reached the 10th inning.
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