Indians' Rajai Davis was somehow safe following 2016's most awkward slide

May 17, 2016

The Cleveland Indians erupted for 15 runs against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, two of which were scored by 35-year-old Rajai Davis. The second of the two came in the fourth inning on a routine single by Jason Kipnis.

Davis scored all the way from first on the hit to center, rounding the bases looking like he was 25 years old again. As the throw came to the plate, Davis seemingly couldn't decide if he wanted to slide or score standing up, so he did a little bit of both. 

Davis was called out at the plate, but after review, he was deemed safe as his back foot dragged over the plate before he eventually face planted.

"Rajai wanted to slide, but he got his feet mixed up," manager Terry Francona said. "He actually did a great job touching the plate. Such a heads up job. ... That was a big play in the game."


The run put the Indians up 6-4, which opened the floodgates for the scoring onslaught. Davis went 2-for-4 in the game with two runs and one RBI as he broke out of an 0-for-18 slump.