Corey Kluber showed off his improvisational skills to record an out at first base
Improvisation is an important skill to have, and not just if you're a jazz musician tasked with performing a solo. Improvisation allows a teacher to respond to an unexpected question from a student, a chef to cook a dish without a key ingredient or a baseball player to make a play when the ball takes a funny hop.
During the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Royals, Indians pitcher
Faced with this new development, Kluber had to improvise: Abandoning his flip to first in favor of tagging the base himself. In this case, then, Kluber's ability to improvise helped him and the Indians record an out.