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Memorable Moments at the Ballpark This Afternoon

The kids may be back in school, but any grown-ups attending games at Citi Field and Comerica Park this afternoon were treated to memorable highlights.

In Queens, R.A. Dickey struck out 13 batters en route to his 20th victory of the season, but it was actually the Pirates’ Travis Snider scaling of the right-field fence to bring back a sure home-run ball that gets deemed the play of the game:

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In Detroit, the home team’s starting pitcher set a new American League record by K-ing nine consecutive batters. Amazingly, the hurler’s name was Doug Fister, not Justin Verlander. The Tigers overcame a furious Royals rally in a 5–4 walk-off win.

Exciting action was also on display in Cincinnati and is ongoing (as of this posting) in Arlington, Texas.

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.


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