A reality of baseball: When one team makes an impressive play, the other team finds itself on the unfortunate end. If an outfielder makes a stunning catch, someone got robbed of a hit. If a slugger clubs a huge homer, a pitcher is cursing into his glove.
The Chicago White Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game on Monday night gave us the unusual — and frankly, pretty cool — scenario where one highlight produced a neat moment for both teams. White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton made a great falling-into-the-fence catch to steal a hit from Matt Joyce. However, Eaton's circus grab allowed Desmond Jennings of the Rays, stationed at second base, to tag up and score. Eaton did his best to get the ball back in, alertly shoveling it to right fielder Dayan Viciedo to start the relay home.
A great catch and the rare two-base sac fly all in one? Sweet.
The Rays scored a run, but the White Sox went on to win the game 7-3, so they were the ultimate winners. Whatever your rooting interests, though, you have to admit, this was a pretty exciting turn of events.
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