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May 5, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) attempts to reach the home run ball of Chicago White Sox center fielder Ryan Cordell (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

There were several meme-worthy moments in Major League Baseball on a Wednesday full of games. Topping the list is Jackie Bradley Jr.’s insane catch that robbed the Orioles of a walk-off home run in a game the Red Sox went on to win. Then there’s Josh Bell’s 474-foot home run into the Allegheny River for the Pirates, and the Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi dominating the Yankees in the Bronx — possibly with the help of some suspicious stuff under the bill of his cap, as several social media users noticed.

Players get a lot of pub for walk-off homers, but what Jackie Bradley Jr. did for the Red Sox on Wednesday night in Baltimore was just as important.


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Please comment to thank Jackie for saving the game. 🙌

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Meanwhile, in a game in which noted masher Joey Gallo hit his 100th career homer for the Rangers, it appears he has some competition in the long-ball department: The Pirates’ Josh Bell, who crushed one into the river in Pittsburgh.


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Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi flirted with a no-hitter in a notoriously difficult place to do it, Yankee Stadium. Kikuchi left it obvious he was using pine tar or some similar sticky substance. There’s a rule against that, though it’s very rarely enforced.

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