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Pickoff puts damper on Andrus' hitting streak

Pickoff puts damper on Andrus' hitting streak

NEW YORK -- Elvis Andrus had three more hits in Game 5 on Wednesday and has hit safely in 10 straight postseason games, the longest streak to start a career by any shortstop in postseason history.

Andrus, who was 3-for-5, is hitting .348 in the playoffs and has seven stolen bases to go with it. But not everything was good for the Rangers shortstop on Wednesday.

Andrus reached on an infield hit in the seventh inning and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. But he ended up getting picked off by Yankees reliever Kerry Wood.


"Got picked off," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "The thing about Elvis, when his game is flowing, he thinks he's invincible. Right there we have [the middle of the order] coming. You want to be very careful. Sometimes our game does that to us but we're not going to stop playing it. We learn from that mistake and move on."