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Play of the Day: Kole Calhoun comes out of nowhere to make a sliding grab

Sep 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun made a fantastic sliding catch in the top of the seventh today against the Rangers. Reliever Michael Kohn was trying to hold onto a 3-2 lead with runners on second and third and one out when Elvis Andrus popped up a first-pitch fastball into shallow right-center field just behind second base. Center fielder Mike Trout and second baseman Grant Green were too far away to make a play, but suddenly Calhoun appeared out of nowhere, sliding in to make the grab. Alertly, he threw home to try and throw out Leonys Martin, but the catch was not in time. Alex Rios would follow up with a tie-breaking RBI double, which turned out to be the game-winner.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Great catch. Sometimes baseball players can pull off amazing plays with their athleticism. Plays like that are part of the greatness of baseball. We sometimes complain about the errors players make; however, those mistakes are minuscule compared to the difficult plays routinely made in every game. Baseball is great sport to watch.

  2. alexo0 - Sep 8, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Definitely a great catch. Trout pulled up though, presumably after Calhoun called it. Though it would have been a difficult grab for him as well.

  3. moogro - Sep 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Diving like Batman!

  4. coloradogolfcoupons - Sep 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Stuck the landing, too.

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