LOS ANGELES (AP) Austin Barnes stood by first base and watched the Seattle Mariners’ infield move back, leaving him to take whatever lead he desired.
This apparent disregard for an able-bodied catcher would not stand, Barnes thought to himself – and he promptly stole second with a daring that decided yet another win for the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers.
”When they played behind me, I was confused, because I can run a little bit,” Barnes said. ”I’m not super slow.”
Corey Seager singled home Barnes with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Dodgers beat Seattle 2-1 on Tuesday for their seventh consecutive victory.
Barnes went 2 for 2 with a walk and scored both runs for the Dodgers, who improved to an NL-best 18-7 and sent the Mariners to their seventh straight defeat.
He also seized the moment to get in position for the winner. After drawing a walk, Barnes
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