Found May 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
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HOUSTON It was a split-second decision that paid immediate dividends, the type of instant reward for playing the game the right way that had frequently eluded the Astros over the first month of the season. Astros center fielder Jordan Schafer didn't have much time to belabor his thought process, not with the Astros locked in a sixth-inning scoreless tie with the Mets, and not with Mets left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis and shortstop Ruben Tejada converging on a pop fly off the bat of Jed Lowrie. Had he hesitated, Schafer would have erred, and given the Astros' run of rotten luck, hesitation should have been reflexive. Instead Schafer dashed for third base, his hustle the impetus for his beating the throw from Nieuwenhuis after the ball dropped in for a hit. Travis Buck followed with a run-scoring fielder's choice, and the Astros were on their way to a white-knuckled, 4-3 victory at Minute Maid Park. "I think we've surprised a lot of people," Schafer said. &...
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