Indians' Ryan Raburn's Terrible Throw Leads to Little League Home Run for Royals

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2014

With runs at a premium in Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians left fielder Ryan Raburn chose a bad time to have an embarrassing play.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Royals' Mike Moustakas hit a fly ball down the third-base line. Raburn hustled and nearly made a great sliding catch, but the ball bounced off his glove and into foul territory.

That wasn't the bad part.

As Moustakas cruised into second with a double, Raburn tried to fire the ball back into the infield. The only problem: His throw went straight into the ground and into left-center field, which allowed Moustakas to score a "Little League home run," making the score 1-0.

Fortunately for Raburn, the Indians rallied to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning. Otherwise, considering Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber took a perfect game into the seventh inning, it would have been a tough way to lose. 

All the same, Kluber's gem—he allowed just the one unearned run on two hits with 10 strikeouts in nine inningsended up being wasted, as Kansas City pulled out a 2-1 victory in 14 innings.


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