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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MLB: Mets' Pagan hits inside-the-park HR, starts triple play

Associated Press

WASHINGTON Angel Pagan is having a most unusual evening, and that's a good thing for the New York Mets.

Pagan hit the first inside-the-park home run in Nationals Park history, then started the Mets' first triple play since 2002.

Pagan's homer in the fourth inning Wednesday came in Washington's third season at its ballpark.

The Nationals put runners on first and second with no outs in the fifth. Cristian Guzman hit a sinking liner and Pagan rushed in to make a shoestring catch in center field.

The runners kept going and Pagan threw home, just in case. Catcher Henry Blanco tossed the ball to shortstop Jose Reyes at second base, and he replayed to first baseman Ike Davis to complete the Mets' 10th triple play.