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Play of the Day: Alex Gordon makes a diving snag in left

Jul 13, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

Alex Gordon has been one of the more underrated players in baseball over the last few years, a big reason being his superb defense in left field. If you put any stock into defensive statistics, he has been the best defensive left fielder in baseball since 2011. Gordon showed off his glove again tonight, saving what could have been a two-run Nick Swisher double or triple in the bottom of the first.

Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie escaped the inning unscathed thanks in large part to Gordon, but did surrender five runs over seven innings in a 5-3 loss to the Indians.

  1. Glenn - Jul 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    Not relating to this post, but Lincecum has a no-hitter through 7!

  2. Glenn - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:02 AM


  3. r8rnuck - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    that was a terrific catch but santanas diving catch at 1st was more critical to the game (and awesome)

  4. abaird2012 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Where is HBT on this Lincecum no-hitter thing? You guys all in bed already?

    • abaird2012 - Jul 14, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      Sorry about that, Alex.

  5. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 14, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    And sorry, but Pence’s diving snag to save Timmy’s no-hitter trumps this as play of the day! In fact, Panda’s play to save it earlier pushes this to 3rd place.

  6. Detroit Michael - Jul 14, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Love Gordon’s skid marks! That makes the video in my opinion.

  7. proudlycanadian - Jul 14, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    Great catch. I also enjoyed the professional way he threw the ball back to the infield.

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