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Brandon Allen Awesome in Outfield Debut

Brandon Allen's game-winning grand slam Wednesday made the headlines, but more important to the future of the Arizona Diamondbacks was Allen's stellar defensive play in left field. Should the 240-pound career first baseman stick there, it would allow him to be in the same lineup as Adam LaRoche next year and keep a path clear for a bevy of first base prospects in the minor leagues.

Brandon Allen could not have made a bigger splash had he landed directly in the Chase Field swimming pool Wednesday. Making his first career start in left field, Allen made a highlight-reel defensive play to take an extra-base hit away from San Diego's Chase Headley on the first flyball he saw. He then capped his return to the major leagues with a game-winning grand slam in the seventh... Recommended Stories

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