Major League Baseball: Rays 2, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Adeiny Hechavarria sidestepped catcher Salvador Perez, and instinct took over. Right hand, left hand then straight to the highlight reels.
Hechavarria danced around Perez with an inventive slide at home plate to score the go-ahead run, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Monday night.
Hechavarria ran through third base coach Matt Quatraros stop sign on Matt Duffys single to right field in the sixth inning, deked to avoid Perezs lunging tag attempted, then dived back toward the plate. Hechavarria faked toward the dish with his right hand, then jabbed his left hand just past Perezs outstretched glove to touch the plate. Umpire Rob Drake immediately signaled him safe.
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