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Runner Slides Home During Time Play

The runner approaching home plate needs to touch the plate ASAP. I would prefer that he run through the plate rather than slide. In the following play, however, the runner hustled home and slid to beat the third out. The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Boston Red Sox on August 7, 2016. The Dodgers had the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs when Rob Segedin singled to right field,…

The runner approaching home plate needs to touch the plate ASAP. I would prefer that he run through the plate rather than slide. In the following play, however, the runner hustled home and slid to beat the third out. The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the Boston Red Sox on August 7, 2016. The Dodgers had the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs when Rob Segedin singled to right field,…

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...the third out before reaching first base.

Hernandez, apparently aware of the “Time Play” rule, ran hard to the plate where he finished with a slide.

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