DETROIT — Cleveland Indians center fielder Leonys Martin made an impressive straight steal of home during Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
During the eighth inning, Martin doubled on a line drive to right field. Francisco Lindor flied out during his at bat, but sent Martin to third base.
After a ground out from Oscar Mercado, Martin made his move.
Martin stole home while Tigers pitcher Victor Alcántara was distracted and looking down at the mound.
The successful steal gave the Indians a 4-2 lead over the Tigers, which they carried to the end of the game.
The Tribe takes on the Tigers tomorrow in Detroit at 1:10 p.m. to wrap up the three-game series.