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Royals’ Billy Hamilton drops jaws on score from second base off sac fly

Samson X Horne
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Billy Hamilton #6 of the Kansas City Royals slides safely into home to score as Catcher Omar Narvaez #22 of the Seattle Mariners is late applying the tag during the game at Kauffman Stadium on April 09, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

There’s fast and then there’s fast.

Kansas City Royals outfielder Billy Hamilton showcased his motor to the baseball world Tuesday night when he scored off a sacrifice fly from second base.

In the bottom of the third inning, shortstop Adalberto Mondesi belted a fastball from Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales to deep center.

The big swing took center fielder Mallex Smith to the warning track, where he fell to his knees fielding the pop-fly.

Unbeknownst to Smith, Hamilton took advantage of the misstep as he tagged at second base.

As the speedster approached third, coach Mike Jirschele waved him home.

Smith’s desperation throw was cut off, and the subsequent throw to home plate was late.

Catcher Omar Narvaez had no chance as Hamilton slid into home face-first, tying the game at 2 runs apiece.

And the look of disbelief from Smith:

Sometimes you gotta tip your hat to the competition.

Seattle beat Kansas City 6-3.

Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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