PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Herrmann’s quick reflexes behind the plate and his bat came up big for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The catcher delivered the game’s key play, lunging to his right to grab a wide throw from third baseman Jake Lamb while dragging a foot onto home plate for a force out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
Reliever Archie Bradley then struck out the next hitter, and the Diamondbacks cruised to a 9-2 win.
Herrmann also drove in three runs, Lamb homered and Daniel Descalso had three hits to lead Arizona.
“I don’t really know how to describe what was going through my head,” Herrmann said. “The athleticism just kind of takes over in our bodies and we just kind of react, and cool things happen.”
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