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"Margot had been planning this for ten pitches, and on the 11th, he went. Kershaw looks over his right shoulder, and Margot knows, from the last ten pitches, that he won't look again. Margot takes a couple of steps, and as Kershaw raises his arms, he breaks for the plate. Margot gets one of the best jumps any baserunner has gotten this October, and at the point when Kershaw breaks his hands to throw to the plate, I thought Margot had stolen home. When Barnes caught Kershaw’s throw, I thought Margot was going to be safe. Even when Barnes put the tag down, I thought for sure I had just seen a straight steal of home to tie Game Five of the World Series."