TORONTO (AP) — Fed up with his own bat, Hanser Alberto grabbed one belonging to teammate Delino DeShields.
Good choice, rookie.
Alberto, the seldom-used backup infielder, lined a tiebreaking single to center in the 14th inning, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five American League Division Series.
"I didn't even ask him for it," Alberto said, smiling at DeShields sitting beside him on the postgame interview podium. "Good wood, too, you know?"
It sure was. DeShields then picked the bat up and put it to good use, driving in another run with an infield hit after Liam Hendriks replaced...