In the fifth inning of today’s game against the Angels, Rougned Odor tried to beat out a David Freese throw to second base, but rather slid into the lower leg of Angels’ second baseman Johnny Giavotella. Odor reached third safely on the throwing error, but not after this despicable act of anti-fibula violence. If this sounds familiar, that’s because he tried to do the same thing to Joe Panik a few months ago.
Odor would later hit a solo home run to give the Rangers a four-run lead in the seventh. The Angels then put in a dramatic five-run ninth inning rally to take the lead for good. Coincidentally, Giavotella would hit the go-ahead RBI single that gave the Angels an 11-10 lead. With the win, Los Angeles kept their playoff hopes alive and once again prevented Texas from clinching the AL West.
[h/t Keith Law]