It was a defensive meltdown that stunned the announcers.

On Thursday evening, as the Cleveland Indians faced off with the Kansas City Royals, left fielder Ryan Raburn failed to make a sliding catch.

What he did next stunned the announcers and allowed third baseman Mike Moustakas to round the bases for an inside-the-park home run.

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Raburn thew the baseball at the ground, allowing it to roll aimlessly into center field.

The Royals ultimately defeated the Indians 2-1.

“Are you kidding me?” one of the announcers said while reviewing the play. “I have no idea what happened there.”

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(H/T: Deadspin)

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