Francisco Lindor stealing third base.. Apr 7, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) steals third base beside Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) in the sixth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Some stolen bases are flat out, go-for-broke baserunner speed versus catcher reactions. But there are some alternatives, including what Cleveland Indians’ shortstop Francisco Lindor did Saturday night in the sixth inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals, where he just walked off second base and stole third without even a throw:

That’s a remarkable steal, and also not great defense from the Royals. But it didn’t lead to a run in the end, as Lindor wound up stranded at third. And he was later caught stealing in the eighth, and Kansas City wound up winning 1-0, so this wasn’t bad for them overall. But still, having someone steal third with this little effort doesn’t seem so good for the Royals.

[For The Win]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.