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The Astros infield convened on a popup, completely missed it and got the out anyway

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Panic set in during the bottom of the third inning at Wednesday's night's Astros-White Sox game in Chicago. Everything seemed so ordinary at first. It was scoreless, and Collin McHugh got Adam Engel to hit a popup behind the pitcher's mound.

Yuli Gurriel, Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman all descended upon the ball. There was a miscommunication, though, and down came the ball.

Disaster, right? Well, Engel ran out the popup, which was smart. The only problem was that he ran too far:

Bregman picked the ball up, and upon seeing Engel round second base, he darted after him. The rundown was short-lived, as Bregman tossed to Jose Altuve at second, who tagged Engel out.

Score that as the easiest double of Engel's life and just your typical 5-4 putout. Then watch the play again with "Yakety Sax" in the background.

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