Jesús Sánchez quite literally saved the game Wednesday night for the Miami Marlins.
Marlins pitcher A.J. Puk had gotten into a jam as the Mariners loaded the bases with one out on an infield single and two errors on fielder’s choice plays. Trailing 4-0, it looked like Suárez had knotted the game on the fourth pitch of the at-bat as he sent the ball sailing to right field. But Sánchez timed his jump perfectly to catch the ball, turning what seemed like a surefire homer into a loud sacrifice fly.
“When I felt that the glove was heavy I knew there that I had made the catch,” Sánchez said through an interpreter. “I grabbed the ball, just made the throw. It was great.”
Sánchez was understandably fired up after hauling in the ball and getting it into the infield, turning back to the Seattle crowd as he yelled in celebration. His pitcher was appreciative.
“That’s 100 percent the best play that’s ever happened when I’ve been pitching,” Puk said afterwards.
Cal Raleigh then lined out to right to end the game and give the Marlins a 4-1 victory.
Contributing: Associated Press
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