In the top of the seventh inning yesterday, the Kansas City Royals found themselves down 4-3 with two outs and two runners out when Lorenzo Cain stepped up to the plate.
Looking to be a hero, Cain worked the count to 2-2, before ripping a 103 MPH, 402 foot line drive (yeah, that ball was CRUSHED) to deep right-center field, scoring the two runners from first and second easily.
But when Cain saw the Twins center fielder, Bryon Buxton, misplay the ball off the wall, he got greedy and tried to turn his triple into an inside-the-park home run.
However, the Twins Right fielder, Max Kepler, and second baseman, Brian Dozier, had different plans, as their relay cut down Cain at the plate by inches.
Check it out:
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) September 4, 2017
Damn. That’s an exciting play. I love it.
Although the Royals took the lead on that triple and ultimately won the game, they did not score another run the rest of the way, and won by just one.
Was it worth the turn? Yeah, probably. Should he listen to his third base coach when he puts up a stop sign from now on? Definitely.