Chris Perez was on the mound in the eighth inning with the Los Angeles Dodgers trailing the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 in the first of their four-game series.
The Pirates had scored in the sixth and seventh innings and were looking to increase their lead. Perez got the first out of the inning on a Starling Marte grounder to Justin Turner. The right-hander then faced Clint Barmes, who was 3-for-3 with two runs scored.
Barmes swung at Perez’s first pitch and sent a fly ball down the right field line that Yasiel Puig tracked while simultaneously keeping an eye on the wall he was quickly closing in on.
Puig began to slow down as he was running out of foul territory and he stuck his glove out to snare the ball just as he crashed into the wall. The impact of the collision caused him to bobble the ball ever so slightly, but he managed to maintain control for the second out.
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