This One Could Have Gone the Other Way

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This One Could Have Gone the Other Way
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Top of the eighth inning, bases loaded, nobody down, the Astros 3, the Royals 2—the game on the line. Earlier on this road trip, in a similar situation, Elliot Johnson had a bad at-bat. With the bases loaded and nobody down, the hitter wants to get a ball up in the zone, drive it to the outfield and stay out of the double play. In his at-bat, Johnson swung at a change-up down in the zone, popped it up and let the Oakland A's off the hook...

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