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Delino DeShields scored from first base … on a grounder to second

Despite the Tigers putting on a hit parade on Monday night, they fell to the Rangers, 7-6. And we witnessed something rather wonderful, compliments of Delino DeShields.
In the bottom of the seventh, Shin-Soo Choo hit a hard ground ball to second baseman Dixon Machado, who couldn't make the play. This resulted in DeShields scoring ... from first base:

As you can see, he put the wheels on full blast. This was the same inning he beat out a throw to first on a José Iglesias bobbled ball.
"I never check up at third base," DeShields told's T.R. Sullivan. "I always take a hard turn no matter what happens. I got around second base and I was waiting for [third-base coach Tony Beasley] to give me 'go or no.' He gave me a go. It's nice that someone believes in me and trusts me in what I can do and take a chance."

He also added he loves to score.
"I just love touching home plate," he added. "That's the most important thing. The more I touch home plate, the better chance we have of winning."
Can't argue that.
The Rangers were trailing, 5-1, heading into the bottom of the sixth, but scored four runs -- so the combination of combative baserunning and bats definitely assisted in the win.
Well deserved.