It didn’t appear to be the most orthodox of slides, because Paulo Orlando’s legs did sort of kick up into the air on his head-first slide. But, you know what? Who cares? Orlando scored the winning run in the 10th inning on Lorenzo Cain’s single and the Royals beat the Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Then again, Orlando was running 21.3 mph on the way to the plate and stopping isn’t always pretty.
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Here is what Cain said afterward as Drew Butera took over Salvador Perez’s water-cooler duties:
Here are highlights from the game: