Rangers rookie seals win with incredible throw from foul pole in ninth
The Seattle Mariners were mounting a comeback against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday, but a certain rookie had other plans. Trailing 6-3 with two outs and a man on third, Robinson Cano ripped a liner into the right-field corner.
It plated one run to cut the deficit to two, but that's all the Mariners would get. Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara, who hit a 491-foot homer last month (the longest in MLB this season), fielded the ball by the foul pole and fired a strike to second to nab Cano for the third out.
It was one of the best throws of the season, particularly because it ended a rally that could have resulted in a Mariners win. Sure, Cano looks bad for trying to stretch a single into a double while down two with Nelson Cruz coming up, but a throw any less spectacular would have been late at second.
It was just an incredible play by the heady rookie.