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Angels' Yunel Escobar redeemed himself with walk-off single against Cleveland on Saturday

Angels' Yunel Escobar redeemed himself with walk-off single against Cleveland on Saturday

Third baseman Yunel Escobar did little to endear himself to Angels fans last week during a four-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees in New York.

On Monday, he jogged out of the batter’s box on a routine grounder to second base. When Starlin Castro fumbled the ball, Escobar accelerated, then slowed again, and was thrown out by a step.

The next day, with two on and one out, Chase Headley chopped a potential double-play grounder to third. Escobar fielded the ball, jogged a few feet to tag the bag and took two steps toward the visiting dugout without throwing to first, a rather clear indication he thought he had...

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