Jerar Encarnacion’s first MLB hit: A go-ahead grand slam in Marlins’ win over Mets

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Miami Herald

NEW YORK — The count was full and the situation was key for the 24-year-old outfielder making his MLB debut on Sunday. Jerar Encarnacion had the bases loaded in the seventh inning and the Miami Marlins trailing the New York Mets by a run. A ball into the outfield ties the game. He did more than that. On the sixth pitch of his third at-bat, Encarnacion lifted a 93.3 mph Seth Lugo sinker that was near the middle of the strike zone toward right field. The ball carried. And carried. And carried a little more. Finally, Mets right fielder Starling Marte finally stopped running and watched as the bal…

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