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Jackie Bradley Jr. takes away another home run

Rob Bradford
September 19, 2017 - 9:03 pm

BALTIMORE -- The sun rises, the sun sets and Jackie Bradley Jr. makes great defensive plays.

The Red Sox centerfielder executed what has become commonplace, snagging a ball that most outfielders would only dream of tracking down.

Tuesday night it was Chris Davis who was victimized by Bradley Jr., who reached over the center field wall to claim the first out of the fifth inning. The catch was made even more important due to the fact that the Red Sox and Orioles were scoreless at the time.

"I thought I had a chance," Bradley Jr. said. "It was hit really well and I happened to race toward the gap and the fence at the same time and there’s not really much thinking going on, just one of those bang-bang type of plays. Got to go up there and go get it."

The catch came one night after Bradley Jr.'s remarkable throw into second base, nailing Pedro Alvarez trying to stretch his line-drive off the center field wall into a double.

 

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