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Inside-the-park flub just the beginning of rough night for Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini

Inside-the-park flub just the beginning of rough night for Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini

Left field at Minute Maid Park might be one of the most difficult places for an outfielder to navigate in the major leagues. It has a 19-foot-high wall down the line that ends with a nook in left-center. There are two pillars — both in play — that jut out a from a chain-link fence, behind which relievers watch the game from the bullpen.

When the Houston Astros' Carlos Correa sent a drive to left-center off pitcher Mike Wright Jr. in the first inning Tuesday night, Orioles left fielder Trey Mancini raced back near the bullpen, right where a 25-foot-high wall drops to 10 feet. Mancini missed catching the ball as both he and the ball hit the padded fence.

Mancini fell and the...

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