For Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe, it pays to let the pitcher cover the bag — literally

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (12) is out at first as Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe catches the throw during the sixth inning in Game 3 of the baseball World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in Arlington, Texas.

“We come over there to cover the bag and he wants to take it himself,” Eovaldi said. “I’m like ‘I’m already over there, flip me the ball.’ I had to make sure he would do it.”The Rangers and Diamondbacks have combined for some crisp defense during this Fall Classic, with zero errors through the first three games. It’s the first time that’s happened in World Series history.

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