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Blake's instincts drive balk-off

Dodgers third baseman recognized a rare game-winning opportunity

Updated: June 1, 2010, 10:35 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Given the way it all unfolded, it seems like a no-brainer. A baserunner on third in a potential walk-off situation, two outs, a pitcher trying to focus on getting the batter out and prolonging the game, and the baserunner makes a quick but phony move toward the plate in the pitcher's peripheral vision. It distracted the pitcher just enough to make him stop his delivery and commit a balk, allowing that runner to trot home with the winning run.

So given the simplicity of ...

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