Watch: Yankees’ Dustin Ackley makes game-saving catch at the wall

Friday May 6th, 2016

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New York Yankees rightfielder Dustin Ackley made a leaping catch at the wall in the bottom of the ninth to send his team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles to extra innings. 

With the game tied at 0–0 and one out, Matt Wieters hit a high fly ball off Dellin Betances with pinch-runner Joey Rickard on first base. As the ball headed toward the the wall, Ackley jumped up and snagged it just before it made contact with a sign.

Ackley then completed the double play, throwing to first base as Rickard stood helplessly at second.

The play was immediately reviewed and confirmed by the umpires. 

The Orioles eventually won the game on a Pedro Alvarez sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th. 

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