Before Hosmer hit the game winner in the eleventh inning, Lorenzo Cain hit an infield single. With the score tied, Angel’s reliever Kevin Jepsen wanted to keep Lorenzo at first base. When pitchers want a runner to stay put, they try to speed up their delivery to home plate. That gets the ball into the catcher’s hands as quickly as possible and that can shut down the running game. One of the ways pitchers get the ball to catchers more quickly is to throw a fastball—in this case, a 95-MPH fastball. Hitters know pitchers like to throw fastballs with a base stealer on first, so smart hitters are ready—and Eric Hosmer was.