Texas SS Andrus showcases defensive skills in Game 2
Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus starts a double play on a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday during the fourth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) By Paul Sancya
(BaseballStL) -- Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis found himself in a jam after walking St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia with two outs and one runner on in the bottom of the 5th inning of Game 2.
Rafael Furcal hit the ball hard across the diamond heading for centerfield when shortstop Elvis Andrus made a diving stop and flipped the ball from his glove to second baseman Ian Kinsler to end the inning.
Nick Punto would have most likely scored from second base had the ball made it to the outfield, but Andrus’ gem kept the game scoreless.
Andrus also made a great play ranging behind second base to start an inning-ending double play in the previous inning.
Andrus made 25 errors in 677 total chances at shortstop during the regular season.