Mike Trout and Coco Crisp Take Turns Making Great Catches at the Wall

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2014

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Any baseball fan who loves defense was in for a treat during Wednesday's Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels game.

A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes once again made an unbelievable throw to nail a runner on the bases, but the center fielders stole the show with their gloves.

The Angels' Mike Trout got the highlight reel going in the top of the first inning by making a nice play on a ball hit by Cespedes, and the Athletics' Coco Crisp followed up that play by robbing the Angels' Josh Hamilton of a home run in the bottom of the second inning.

Both pitchers—Los Angeles' Jered Weaver and Oakland's Tommy Milone—were very appreciative of the defensive gems.

There was a bit of confusion on the ball hit by Hamilton. It was clear that the Oakland outfielder had come down with the ball, but the Angels' fireworks operator believed it was a home run. It's either that, or the play was so good that it deserved fireworks.

Crisp let everyone know that it was an out, not a home run:

With all of the defense in this game, it's a mystery as to how any runs were scored. The A's were able to come away with a 7-1 victory, however. 

[MLB.com, CSN; h/t Next Impulse Sports]