Pitcher Dallas Keuchel Kicks Line Drive Right to First Base for the Out

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 26, 2014

Too bad Jurgen Klinsmann already named his final United States squad for the 2014 World Cup. Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel made his case for inclusion with a nifty right-footed deflection to first base during his team's 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

With one out in the ninth inning, Mariners center fielder James Jones hit a liner up the middle. Keuchel shifted his feet just enough to get a touch on the ball, which flew right to first baseman Jesus Guzman for the easy out.

That helped the Astros left-hander record a complete-game victory.

Despite Keuchel's impressive performance and right-footed flick, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon remained nonplussed, per Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times:

McClendon must not be a soccer fan.

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