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Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Latest Insane Feat Is Robbing A Walk-Off Dong

Wednesday’s Red Sox-Orioles game was much more eventful than you might expect from a game featuring a Red Sox team climbing back from a rotten start and, well, the Orioles, who are trash. Chris Sale took a no-hitter into the sixth inning; later, after losing the no-no, Sale took out his frustration by dusting the Orioles for an immaculate seventh inning.

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But by that point the damage was done, and the Orioles had tied the Red Sox at a run apiece. That score held up through nine innings, and into extra innings. Five-plus innings of no-hit pitching plus an immaculate inning is a lot to cast away in a loss to the goddamn Orioles, but that’s what the Red Sox were staring down in the bottom of the 11th inning, when Baltimore’s Trey Mancini lifted a Ryan Brasier 0–2 fastball deep to left center—a walk-off loss to the worst team in the American League.

But balls hit to center against the Red Sox have to make it past Jackie Bradley Jr., and that is a lot to ask of any inanimate object. Get a load of this ridiculous play:

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For anyone else, that would be the play of their lifetime. For Bradley Jr., that’s just a Wednesday. The man is superhuman. They should make a big-budget action movie about his outfield heroics. The catch kept the Red Sox alive; in the top of the 12th, Andrew Benintendi smoked a game-winning dinger to right, and Boston held on for the 2–1 victory.

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