Jean Segura's career was a long one, spanning 11 seasons and 1,328 matches before he finally made it to the postseason. It is the longest active streak of major league players.
The Philadelphia Phillies second baseman had barely slept on the morning of his first playoff games.
He awoke "with adrenaline in his body" at 7 a.m. Friday continued and that edge never went away.
With the Phillies trailing a run, the bases loaded, and St. Louis Cardinals scrambling desperately to replace their hurt closer, Segura stole a grounder
over a drawn-in infield and scored two runs to propel the Phillies to a surprising 6-3 win in the opening round of
their best-of-3 wild-card series. It also gave them the chance to advance to the National League Division Series.
The Cardinals had a 2-0 lead entering the final inning thanks to Jose Quintana's stellar performance and Juan Yepez's electrifying pinch-hit single.