Royals' Alex Gordon dives into stands for incredible catch
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 MLB.com. "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."
"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