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Marquis surrenders inside the park grand salami

Former Cardinals starter Jason Marquis gave up a unique grand slam homer Sunday against the Mets, a team that he hoped would make an effort to sign him over the winter.





What's so special about the round tripper? New York's Omir Santos cracked it without the benefit of the ball leaving the yard. An inside the park home run is a rare feet. But an inside the park slam? Last time that happened in a regular season game was more than a decade ago when Tampa Bay's Randy Winn did it Oct. 3, 1999.





Marquis walked the bases loaded and then gave up and RBI single before surrendering a liner to left. Wily Taveras threw up his hands when the ball went underneath the padding on the fence, but the umpire ruled that it was playable and Santos touched them all.



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