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An MLB Player Laid Down A Bunt And Wound Up With A 'Home Run'

Cesar Hernandez lays down a bunt.

Last night's Phillies vs. Diamondbacks game featured something typically reserved for a bad Little League game. Cesar Hernandez laid down a bunt to lead off an inning, and wound up scoring.

Philadelphia led Arizona 1-0 entering the inning. It wound up adding a crucial second run in one of the most bizarre ways possible.

Hernandez laid down a lead off bunt to try and get his way on. Reliever Jake Diekman fielded the ball, and skipped a throw past first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, into right field foul territory.

The fast Hernandez was already on his way to third when right fielder Steven Souza Jr. got the ball, and he sailed an inaccurate throw over the head of third baseman Eduardo Escobar.

Hernandez scored with relative ease thanks to the two errors, on what should have been a close but makeable play to first.

The MLB posted video of the absurd Phillies "bunt home run."

Obviously, with two errors on the play, this isn't technically a home run in the box score. It isn't even a hit for him.

Still, it wound up being a big play in a crucial inning. The bizarre run gave the Phillies their second of the game, in what ended up being a four-run inning.

The Diamondbacks would answer with two runs in the bottom of the eighth, but Philadelphia held on for a 5-2 win.

The Phillies are now 64-49 on the year, and have a 1.5 game lead in the NL East. The Diamondbacks are one half-game out of the NL West lead.