Jackie Bradley Jr. committed nothing less than highway robbery Wednesday night, thieving the Chicago White Sox of a run and an extra-base hit with an absurd diving catch.
The Red Sox outfielder chased down a Tyler Flowers hit to right-center field in the top of the second, taking off mid-stride and coming down with the ball. The catch kept White Sox left fielder Alejandro De Aza from scoring from second base and gave a beleaguered Red Sox fanbase a glimmer of hope.
"Jackie Bradley…Superman in the alley!" shouted WEEI sportscaster Dave O'Brien. "How about the appreciation from these fans? A spectacular catch!"
"Amazing to watch all the guys in the bullpen stand up and look at the replay board in center field," added play-by-play man Joe Castiglione. "That was absolutely sensational."
Boston went on to win the game 5-4 on a Brock Holt walk-off single to right in the ninth inning. The Red Sox bats came alive late and managed to battle back against a locked-in Chris Sale.
Winning on Wednesday allowed the team to avoid its fifth straight loss.
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