Laureano's incredible throw caps amazing play – MLB.com

ANAHEIM — Such pristineness in one play could perhaps not even be perfected in practice, yet Ramon Laureano made it all look so easy in game action on Saturday evening.

The A’s rookie center fielder thrilled with an extraordinary catch. Then he outdid himself with the throw. Goodness, the throw. His teammates couldn’t peel their eyes from the highlights postgame.

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ANAHEIM — Such pristineness in one play could perhaps not even be perfected in practice, yet Ramon Laureano made it all look so easy in game action on Saturday evening.

The A’s rookie center fielder thrilled with an extraordinary catch. Then he outdid himself with the throw. Goodness, the throw. His teammates couldn’t peel their eyes from the highlights postgame.

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“About as good as it gets,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said after the A’s 7-0 win over the Angels.

Laureano’s inning-ending double play to cap the third was simply sensational. Some hadn’t seen anything like it.

Facing catchability odds of 46 percent on a Justin Upton fly ball to left-center, Laureano raced 76 feet in 4.4 seconds to run it down, then turned and fired it from the warning track to first baseman Mark Canha to double up Eric Young Jr., who was rounding second when the ball was caught.

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“The catch, I know I’ve made it before, but the throw is pretty crazy,” Laureano said. “I don’t even know what to say. It was a crazy play, a crazy moment. I was shocked. It’s kind of like I just caught it and I’m like, ‘Damn, I’m the only one that has a shot I guess,’ so I just threw it.”

The ball’s jaw-dropping journey generated a predictably raucous scene in the A’s

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