Who Is Ruben Tejada?

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Who Is Ruben Tejada?
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The turning point of yesterday's Mets 9-4 loss to the Phillies came in the top of the fifth. The Mets had narrowed the Phillies' lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth on an Ike Davis sacrifice fly. The Phillies had runners on first and second in the top of the fifth, with one out and Ryan Howard at the plate. Howard hit a screaming, one-hopper right at Ruben Tejada. It was a tailor-made double play ball, but it ricocheted off of Tejada and into left field. Instead of the inning being over with the Mets trailing by one, the Phillies had a run in, and ended up adding four more in the frame. Some said that Jimmy Rollins, the runner on second, screened Tejada on the play. Regardless, in the major leagues, that play absolutely has to be made...

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