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“The Sun” Gets the Royals a Two-Out, Bases-Loaded, Bottom-of-the-Ninth Walk-Off Win


Yesterday, the Kansas City Roys beat the Texas Rangers by a final score of 4-3, and moved within 2.0 game of first place in the AL Central. But … with that said, yesterday’s victory was pretty darn lucky.


After all, Lorenzo Cain’s two-out, bottom-of-the-ninth, bases-loaded, walk-off single wasn’t much of a “single,” as it was a generous scoring call by the record keepers. Watch as Shin-Soo Choo battles with the sun, before ultimately allowing the game winning out to bounce off his glove and trickle away from him:

After a closer look, here’s my detailed #analysis of the play:

As you can see, glove does not equal ball, and, thus, the Royals win the game.

For good measure, here’s a fan video capturing the feelings in the stadium just after the play. It’s pretty explosive:

Still counts as a “W.”


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.