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DETROIT Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers made a play in the sixth inning Sunday that was so great that the player he robbed Boston Red Sox leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury -- patted him on the back as he lay prone on the grass.
Martinez, starting at first base for only the fourth time this season, dove toward line and knocked down a screamer by Ellsbury. He quickly recovered the ball while on the ground, and blindly flicked it backward to pitcher Drew Smyly covering. The toss was on the mark and Ellsbury was out.
You will not see a better play than Martinez made. It was part magic and all effort.
Watch his incredible play here.
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If you were to ask the common Detroit Tigers fan to name 3 active members of the Detroit Tigers bullpen, do you think they could do it? I don’t. They’d probably say Phil Coke, maybe Joaquin Benoit, and if they’re really locked in, perhaps Drew Smyly.
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Victor Martinez, playing first base, knocked down a scorching grounder off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury with a diving stop. He got to his feet, barehanded the baseball, dove forward and flipped the ball back to pitcher Drew Smyly for the out.
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Back Hand Web Gem. Victor Martinez channelling his inner Chris Paul flips a beauty to Drew Smyly to get the speedy Jacoby Ellsbury.
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Rod says, "Look out, Victor" but he didn't look. He blindly flipped a perfect ball to Drew Smyly who was covering first for the out. The feeling that the Tigers were going to come back and win this game, for me, came on this play. Too special. Looooook out. But don't look out. You know.
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