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Taking a chance

Jonathan Galvez scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning, giving the TinCaps a 5-4 win against Lansing. But Galvez nearly never got to second base.

He started the inning with a single. Everett Williams attempted to get him over on a bunt, but ended up striking out. With Nate Freiman hitting, Galvez then decided to steal second. The throw beat him to second base, but it was dropped.

"It was gutsy because he did not have a steal sign," TinCaps manager Jose Flores said. "I think that if he would have caught that, he would have been out. He got something going. He is one of our green-light guys. It worked out for us."

Galvez advanced to third on a wild pitch by Casey Beck. It then started raining, hard, and Beck threw another wild pitch. Galvez scored to end the game.

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