For Pete's Sake

Rangers' Delino DeShields scored from first on a grounder to the second baseman

If Tigers second baseman Dixon Machado had simply let this ground ball go into right field, it wouldn't have resulted in a run for the Texas Rangers.

But Machado knocked the ball down and it dribbled past him, and that allowed the Rangers' Delino DeShields to score from first base on Monday night.

Yep, first base.

The Tigers led the Rangers 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning when DeShields reached on an error with two outs. DeShields was running when Shin-Soo Choo followed with a ground ball to second base that was knocked down by Machado.

Machado couldn't keep the ball in front of him, DeShields never stopped running and scored on the play without a throw to the plate.

"I never check up at third base," DeShields told MLB.com. "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."

Statcast showed that DeShields went first to home in 9.42 seconds, which seems impossible.

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