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This is how Statcast broke down Whit Merrifield’s inside-the-park home run

Whit Merrifield talks Royals win and inside-the-park home run

Kansas City Royals infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield discusses his inside-the-park home run and the team's 11-0 win against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on July 16, 2019.
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Kansas City Royals infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield discusses his inside-the-park home run and the team's 11-0 win against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on July 16, 2019.

Royals infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield is a fan favorite because he is always hustling.

Merrifield runs hard out of the box, and that was the case Tuesday with his inside-the-park home run during the Royals’ 11-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.

That was one reason why Merrifield was safe at the plate.

The other: a terrific slide. The ball beat Merrifield to the plate, but he sneaked his hand around White Sox catcher James McCann’s foot and scored after a video review.

Merrifield’s dash around the bases was the fastest inside-the-park homer of the season, according to Statcast.

Here’s the homer and the breakdown:

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