Goins, Tulo end threat with slick double play

Goins, Tulo end threat with slick double play

KANSAS CITY -- Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins, one of the more underrated defensive players in the game, orchestrated perhaps the slickest play on Friday night in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Royals, who won, 5-0.

With one out, runners on the corners and Toronto hoping to keep its deficit within three in the bottom of the sixth, Goins ranged to his right, fielded a grounder by Mike Moustakas and made a perfect glove flip across his body to second base.

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Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki barehanded the flip, stepped on second and completed the inning-ending double play with relative ease to keep the score 3-0. Two batters earlier, third baseman Josh Donaldson booted an Eric Hosmer grounder that complicated the inning for the Blue Jays.

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