DUNEDIN, Fla. —
David Fletcher converted a groundout that ricocheted off the bill of his cap. He hit a double that traveled less than 200 feet. And with two outs in the 11th inning of a tied game Thursday night, he did the most David Fletcher-esque thing yet, looping a soft two-run single into shallow center field to send the Angels to a 7-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
“He hit it hard enough, yet soft enough,” manager Joe Maddon said of Fletcher’s winning hit, which left the bat at only 70.3 mph but found a landing spot between two Blue Jays.