Mike Moustakas has had one crazy season in 2014. Little has gone right for the Kansas City Royals’ third baseman. On Thursday night, though, Moustakas had a good bit of luck, that help the Royals win their third game in a row.
In the 8th inning, in a scoreless game, Mike Moustakas beat the defensive shift by sending a flaring bloop down the left field line. Left fielder Ryan Raburn, positioned in left center, ran a long way, lunged for the ball, and had it go off his glove.
He scrambled to pick the ball up as Moustakas was jogging into second. Raburn hurried his throw and spiked the ball into the grass a few feet away, and it squirted into left center field.
Center fielder Michael Brantley, shaded toward right field, was no where near the ball, and Moustakas was able to chug all the way around the bases for the rare double, two-base error.
Cleveland tied the game in the ninth, as Greg Holland, working for the third straight day, had a rare blown save.
Danny Duffy was brilliant in the game, going 7 shutout frames, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7.
As exciting as the walk-off win was, the blunder by Raburn in the 8th was the highlight of the game. It was as goofy a play as you will ever see on the major league level.
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