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by: JamieD On  Friday, October 21, 2011

elvis andrusWhile some great work in the field didn’t earn the Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus the “Stat Line of the Night,” it did earn his team the victory in Game 2 of the World Series.  And it will also earn him his very own post, featuring two of his incredible plays with the glove that helped the Rangers keep things close during the middle portion of last night’s game.

The first came with one out and a runner on first in the bottom of the fourth, as Andrus and second baseman Ian Kinsler turned a ground ball up the middle into an inning-ending double play.  That was just the start.

The second, and even more miraculous play, came in the bottom of the fifth inning.  With two outs and runners at first and second, Andrus turned what appeared to be a sure RBI single into a game-saving diving grab, as he flipped the ball to Kinsler with his glove to get the force-out at second base and end the inning.

Both plays by Andrus and Kinsler would help prevent Rangers’ pitcher Colby Lewis from giving up the big inning, as Texas kept things close and used a two-run ninth inning to give them the 2-1 victory.

Baseball may be a game of statistics, but the only stat that can properly measure the importance of Andrus’ two plays in the infield last night is the win, which is the only stat that really matters at this time of the year.

Here is a look at Andrus’ great work with the glove.

Hat Tip – [MLB.com]




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