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07/31/2013

Video: Steve Busby with the brilliant "call" of the Rangers "hat trick"

544706_10200324549746328_1299992118_nGood work by Texas Rangers TV play by play man Steve Busby - he nailed it.

The Rangers defeated the California Angels on Wednesday night 2-1 to complete a three-game sweep, all on walk-off home runs to left field. This time by Adrian Beltre on a pitch by Angels right hander Michael Kohn that was so fat it looked like home run derby toss.

The best part of Beltre's bullet drive to left field was Busby's call before the decisive final pitch: 

Steve Busby: "It's a tie game at 1, last night it was a tie game at 11 in the 10th inning. ... The bench getting ready to celebrate another walk off victory if they possibly can."
(One second later)
"Beltre - a drive to left! Waaaaay back! I don't believe it! Good bye - they've done it again! ... Three consecutive walk off home runs! The Rangers sweep the Angels!"

Here is the video from MLB.com of all three walkoff homers:

 

The Rangers' Walk Off Hat Trick:
7/29: Rangers 4, Angels 3 - Geovany Soto solo home run to left on a 3-2 pitch.
7/30: Rangers 14, Angels 11 (10 innings) - Leonys Martin 3-run home run to left on a 1-2 pitch.
7/31: Rangers 2, Angels 1 - Beltre solo home run to left on a 2-2 pitch.

The Rangers have become the fifth MLB team ever to win three straight games on walk off homeruns - the last was the Detroit Tigers in 2004.

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