Francisco Lindor Avoids Tag at Second With Clever Slide

Another day, another awesome baseball slide.

During the eighth inning of tonight’s Indians-Blue Jays game, Francisco Lindor lined a hit to left-center and tested Kevin Pillar’s arm by pushing for a double. As you can see above, Pillar’s throw actually beats Lindor to the bag, but the crafty shortstop pulled up his right arm to avoid Ryan Goins’ tag.

GIF: Francisco Lindor can slide too… #Indians pic.twitter.com/hrkd0PHidN

— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) September 2, 2015

For whatever reason, John Gibbons immediately challenged the call despite Lindor’s obvious display of pleasure with what he pulled off.

#BlueJays challenge call that Francisco Lindor is safe at 2B in the 8th; call confirmed, runner is safe: http://t.co/8OizREeqrA

— MLB Replay (@MLBReplays) September 2, 2015

Unfortunately for the Indians, Goins would have his revenge in the 10th inning as he delivered walk-off home run for yet another Blue Jays win.