Rasmus' red-hot bat tops ALDS GIF action

Rasmus' red-hot bat tops ALDS GIF action

Here's a look at some of the top moments, courtesy of @MLBGIFs, from an exciting opening day to the Division Series after the Rangers and Astros swiped home-field advantage with wins in Toronto and Kansas City, respectively.

1. Rasmus' homer

Colby Rasmus delivers a bout of deja vu, homering yet again for the Astros. Rasmus has now driven in three of Houston's eight runs through two postseason games.

Colby Rasmus hits homer

2. DeShields' slide

Delino DeShields spreads the chalk across the box, narrowly eluding Russell Martin's tag as he slides home for the Rangers' second run in Toronto.

GIF TEX Overhead View of DeShields' Slide 10815 

3. Springer's homer

The first Spring dinger sighting of the postseason. Just moments after the Royals closed to within a run, George Springer gave his club some breathing room with a solo homer in the fifth.

George Springer hits homer 

4. Chirinos' homer

Robinson Chirinos, the Rangers' No. 9 hitter, launches a solo homer in his first career postseason game. His long ball was one of seven home runs in Thursday's two-game playoff slate.

GIF TEX Chirinos HR 10815

5. Marisnick's catch

It was big night for Jake Marisnick, starting in center field for Carlos Gomez. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and he also provided this clutch defensive highlight with two runners on in the fifth.

Jake Marisnick makes diving catch

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.