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Alcides Escobar shows incredible range, robs Jason Giambi on foul pop

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Cleveland Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi made his 2014 season debut Monday night after missing the first 18 games of the season with a broken rib. The 20-year big league veteran went 0-for-4 against Kansas City — and a big reason why was Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar.

During the sixth inning with two outs and a runner on first and the Indians up 4-3, Giambi faced a defensive shift. Escobar started the play fielded as if he were a runner taking a lead off second base. The Cleveland DH popped one up near the third-base dugout that looked like it would drop for a harmless strike. Instead, Escobar showed incredible range and made a sliding catch.  The play drew raves on Twitter.

Alas, Escobar's sparkling defense wasn't enough as the Indians won 4-3.

Almost enough

Moving to the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder got an incredible four-point play from Kevin Durant and a Kendrick Perkins putback at the end of regulation. But the Memphis Grizzlies beat OKC 111-105 in overtime to even their first round playoff series at 1-1.

Air Granlund

Finally in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 in OT as Mikael Granlund went airborne to tally the game-winner.

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