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
In the bottom of the seventh,
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
"I never check up at third base," DeShields told MLB.com'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.