White Sox

Evasive Encarnación hurdles umpire Díaz after groundout

White Sox
USA TODAY

White Sox DH Edwin Encarnación showed some evasiveness in a strange play during Saturday's Crosstown Classic game at Wrigley Field.

Encarnación grounded to Cubs shortstop Javier Báez, who made an uncharacteristic off-line throw to first base. Anthony Rizzo reached in front of the bag in foul territory to catch the throw, snapping a tag on Encarnación.

Encarnación's momentum took him towards the fair side of first, and as he passed the bag, first base umpire Laz Díaz tripped over his own feet. In a split-second move, Encarnación managed to hurtle Díaz, avoiding a potentially nasty collision.

https://twitter.com/NBCSWhiteSox/status/1297343917814407169

https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status/1297344667449729027

https://twitter.com/WatchMarquee/status/1297346238585733126

In the end, this will merely go down as a 6-3 ground out in the box score. Baseball, man.

 
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