Originally written July 16, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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"I wanted to try something different," Everth Cabrera said Saturday night while explaining a play that major league baseball hadn't witnessed for 30 seasons. Cabrera was standing off third in the ninth inning Saturday night with the Padres down by a run and down to their final strike. When Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen turned his back to the plate to clean the dirt out of his cleats, Cabrera took off for home. Not only did Cabrera steal home to tie the game, he drew a wild throw from Jansen that allowed Will Venable to follow him to the plate with the winning run. Cabrera's steal of home marked the first time in nearly 30 years that a major league team has won a regular-season game in which either the tying or go-ahead run scored on a steal of home in the ninth inning or later. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time it happened was on Aug. 22, 1982. Cardinals catcher Glenn Brummer dashed home in the 12th inning, beating the pitch from Giants pit...
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