Robinson Cano was in perfect position for a strange play during the bottom of the third inning of last night’s game between the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers.
Watch as Mariners’ shortstop Brad Miller attempts to come up with Elvis Andrus’ grounder and a bad hop causes the ball to skip his glove, and bounce off his shoulder right into second baseman Cano’s glove. Cano stepped on the second base bag to get Shin Soo Choo out on the force out and then he threw to first to get Elvis Andrus.
Check it out (courtesy of MLB.com):
As the announcers in the video stated, this one would be scored “6-4-3” (SS-2B-1B).
There were runners on first and second base with no outs before this play, but this play helped keep the Rangers off the board in the third inning. Unfortunately, the Mariners were unable to score all night and dropped this one 5-0.
Seattle is sitting in second place in the American League West, a half game in front of the Rangers. The two teams square off again tonight at 8:05 EDT in Arlington, TX. Tonight’s match up will feature both teams’ aces as the Mariners send out big lefty “King” Felix Hernandez and the Rangers send out Japanese phenom Yu Darvish, a right hander.