Royals' Alex Gordon dives into stands for incredible catch

0:39 | MLB
Royals LF Gordon leaps into stands for great catch
Monday April 27th, 2015

Kansas City Royals leftfielder Alex Gordon showed why he is a four-time Gold Glove winner with an impressive defensive play in Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Gordon helped preserve a three-run Kansas City lead by tracking down a tailing fly ball off the bat of Micah Johnson. He dove into the stands and still managed to come up with the ball. 

"I knew it was going to be close to the fence," Gordon said, according to "I actually judged it pretty good and knew where the fence was and where the ball was going. I just said, '[Screw] it,' and jumped in the stands."

•​ CORCORAN: Adding DH to NL is change worth making

"The ball in the stands was flashy," manager Ned Yost said, "but the double-play ball when he ran to the line and turned in one motion and threw a bullet back to second base, I mean that was a huge play, too."

Gordon also had a home run in the game, but the sixth inning ended up being the Royals' demise. After Gordon's stellar catch, Kansas City surrendered five runs and ended up losing 5–3.

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.