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Back-to-back inside-the-park HRs? Almost

Bourjos scores on error after triple, followed by Alvarez's inside-the-park HR
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox almost hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs in the four-run eighth inning of their 10-2 victory over the Angels Saturday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

Peter Bourjos' blast was ruled an RBI triple, but he scored from third on an error by center fielder Michael Hermosillo. Eddy Alvarez followed with a true inside-the-parker on a fly ball to left field.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The White Sox almost hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs in the four-run eighth inning of their 10-2 victory over the Angels Saturday afternoon at Camelback Ranch.

Peter Bourjos' blast was ruled an RBI triple, but he scored from third on an error by center fielder Michael Hermosillo. Eddy Alvarez followed with a true inside-the-parker on a fly ball to left field.

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"That's not bad, not bad all," Alvarez said. "I was just trying to stay alive as much as I can, but I got enough barrel on the ball. I didn't expect it to go as far as it did, but sometimes you have to be thankful."

Alvarez won an Olympic silver medal in the 5000-meter speed skating relay with Team USA during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. But the consummate athlete almost ran out of gas on Saturday.

"I just know I had to put my head down and run," Alvarez said. "That's it. Rounding third was not easy, let me tell you. I was tired. I hit the gas way too soon."

Angels hurler Justin Miller actually allowed the White Sox to hit for the cycle that inning, with Nicky Delmonico doubling and Adam Engel, Omar Narvaez and Danny Hayes singling.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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