When the Philadelphia Phillies acquired Asdrubal Cabrera, they dreamed of moments like this. On Friday night, Cabrera delivered a magical moment in a crucial game for the Phillies.
In the 10th inning, Cabrera saw the pitch he wanted and drilled it to one of the deepest parts of the yard, to send the Phillies home with a walk-off win against the Chicago Cubs.
On a day when the Atlanta Braves lost, Cabrera’s movement proved to be especially meaningful in a tight division race. Even after a rough skid since the All-Star Break, Friday’s magical win puts the Phillies within striking distance of Atlanta.