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The Houston Astros aren’t drawing a lot of fans, but especially on weekdays, and against teams from small markets with bad records, and also especially in extra innings. But those hardy fans that skipped work today were treated to a monster blast by Carlos Pena to walk off for the Astros. Which gave the team the series. Watch (via MLB.com)
At least he hit it in a section with some day campers!
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Home Run of the Day: Carlos Pena, Houston Astros - 26.92* seconds [video]
A monster of a home run for Pena as the Astros walkoff against the Brewers in the tenth inning. The remarkable thing about this trot isn't how slow it feels, but the fact that it's a) only the third slowest trot of the day and b) not even the slowest trot...
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