Former Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki showed off some dance moves on the basepaths to avoid a tag at the plate, but it wasn’t enough to help his New York Yankees defeat the Baltimore Orioles Monday night.
The O’s defeated the Yankees 3-2 to tie up the best-of-five AL Division Series at a game apiece.
Ichiro’s deft footwork put the Yankees ahead in the first inning. Standing at first base with two outs, Robinson Cano drove a pitch to the base of the right-field wall for a double. The relay home beat Suzuki to the plate by plenty, but he dodged the tag from catcher Matt Weiters.
Suzuki then circled around the batter's box, juked around the catcher's desperate lunge and touched the plate an instant before Wieters' glove found its mark.