Anthony Rizzo saves ball from going foul, turns double play

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo wanted to get out of the top of the third inning as quickly as possible, even if it meant saving a ball from going foul.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber laid down a bunt with a man on first, and the ball was heading towards foul territory. Rizzo slid to keep the ball fair and turned the double play before Kluber could even leave the batters box.

Because Kluber’s bunt was a popup, Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela was forced to stay at first and allowed Rizzo to turn the 3-6-4 double play.

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This wasn’t the first time Rizzo made a heads up play like this. Against the New York Mets, Rizzo let an infield popup drop and turned the double play.

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