Texas Rangers Speedster Elvis Andrus Steals Home vs. Padres

Arman Walia@ArmanWalia Featured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2015


Elvis Andrus...that man is fast.

The Texas Rangers speedster stole home like it was routine during the team's contest against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

Andrus was eyeing Padres pitcher Kevin Quackenbush before he jetted home to give the Rangers an 8-4 lead in the top of the seventh inning. It appeared Quackenbush was in deep thought during his windup, giving Andrus a humongous head start. After Quackenbush realized what was happening, his throw was just a bit off, leaving Andrus safe at the plate.

The Rangers hadn't seen a straight steal of home in a while, as the last time it happened, the movie Gladiator was in theaters.

John Blake @RangerBlake

According to STATS Inc., the last Ranger with a straight steal of home was Scarborough Green on May 26, 2000 versus Minnesota.

The Rangers held on to win, 8-6. 

[MLB, h/t CBS Sports, Twitter]


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