Defensive indifference is a pretty common occurrence in baseball.
Taking two bases on defensive indifference? Now, that's uncommon.
But that's exactly what happened in the bottom of the eighth inning of the A's-Rangers game at the Coliseum on Thursday night.
With two outs, A's shortstop Marcus Semien took off from first base on the first pitch from Rangers pitcher Taylor Guerrieri to Matt Olson.
The Rangers were shifting Olson to pull, so there was no fielder close to third base. Once Semien realized this, he jogged to third base.
The Rangers were up 11-3 at the time and clearly didn't care that Semien got two free bases.
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If Texas was so indifferent to Semien strolling around the bases, they should have just let him run all the way home.