Thursday April 16th, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays leftfielder Kevin Pillar made an incredible leaping catch to rob the Tampa Bay Rays' Tim Beckham of an extra-base hit in Wednesday night's game.

With the Blue Jays leading 11–3 at the start of the seventh inning, reliever Todd Redmond entered the game in place of starter Mark Buehrle. On his first pitch, Beckham launched a fly ball to left that if Pillar didn't catch, would have been at least an extra-base hit, if not a home run.

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Here is a closer view:

The Rays were held scoreless in the inning, though they did score four runs in the top of the ninth to narrow their deficit before the Blue Jays secured a 12–7 win at Rogers Centre.

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Pillar went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and one RBI. Through nine games, he is hitting .314 (11-for-35).

Mike Fiammetta

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