Rangers' Semien rips double after forgetting at-bat

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It was a whirlwind few minutes for Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien on Tuesday night.

With the Rangers trailing the Oakland Athletics 7-2, Semien was due to lead off the bottom of the fifth inning. However, the 31-year-old appeared to forget it was his at-bat and had to frantically gather his gear and hurry out to the plate.

The unique situation didn't appear to hamper Semien as he ripped a leadoff double to help jumpstart a six-run comeback victory for the Rangers.

Following the game, Semien admitted it was the first time he's ever forgotten his at-bat.

"I saw that nothing was happening, and Nate (Lowe) told me I was up, and I just laughed and ran up there," Semien said, according to MLB.com's Andy Werle.

He added: "I was a lot more relaxed in that at-bat than any other at-bat. So maybe that's what I need to do more of."

Semien owns a .248/.305/.428 slash line with 22 home runs, 72 RBIs, 28 doubles, and 24 stolen bases across 141 games in his first campaign with the Rangers after signing a seven-year, $175-million contract in the offseason.

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