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Cardinals execute bizarre 5-8 forceout at second base

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For those who aren't fluent in baseball position numbers, a 5-8 forceout means a third baseman threw a ball to a center fielder. You might then wonder: "But do outfielders have bases on which they can record outs?"

Normally, no. But during Thursday's Pirates-Cardinals game, Matt Carpenter and Jon Jay executed a play that was far from normal. 

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Just your standard 5-8 fielder's choice.
 

The ole dropped-bunt-throw-to-center-fielder-covering-second-base. All those drills in practice have finally paid off. 


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