The speedy Texas Rangers leadoff man scored the first run of his team's ALDS Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Rays when he scored from second on an infield grounder in the first inning. If you're having trouble picturing it, the play worked like this: Andrus got a good jump on third when teammate Josh Hamilton(notes) hit a grounder to Rays first baseman Carlos Pena. He watched the play develop as he ran and when Pena flipped the ball to pitcher David Price(notes), he turned on his speed rounding third. Price never had a chance and Andrus scored easily for a 1-0 Texas lead.
Texas' aggressive baserunning didn't end there, however. After the Rays tied the score 1-1 in the bottom of the third, Rangers left fielder Nelson Cruz(notes) tried a two-out steal of third in the top of the fourth. It was successful and he came home for a 2-1 Texas lead when Kelly Shoppach's(notes) throw made its way into left field.
Oh, and Bengie Molina(notes) — the catcher who hadn't stolen a base since 2006 — was credited with a SB in the third when Andrus struck out and Shoppach didn't throw down to second. With just a few innings in the books, it's clear the Rangers aren't going to sit back and wait for their franchise's first playoff series win to come to them.