GIF: Jacoby Ellsbury escapes rundown in World Series Game 6

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In the fifth inning of Game 6 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Red Sox, Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury appeared to be picked off first base. A rundown ensued, though, and Ellsbury's guile, speed and anti-locking braking system served to remind us that the outcome of a rundown is not to be assumed, even at the major-league level. Witness ... 

And, no, that was not a particularly close call at the end ... 

Had Cardinal reliever Kevin Siegrist landed his attempted swipe tag, then that would have been a 1-3-4-3-6-1 putout. Instead, it was Game 6 writ small. 

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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