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Nick Markakis makes the great catch, converts double play (GIF)


In a divisional showdown between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, runs came at a premium for both sides. As such, run prevention played an important role as the Orioles held on for a 3-0 victory.

That made this a key play, then, as Nick Markakis put an end to an early Rays rally in the 4th inning.

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The Orioles have made much of their living the last couple seasons by playing defense, most notably in the infield with Manny Machado. With this play Markakis showed that it extends to the outfield as well. Or, in the case of the 2014 version of the Orioles, it extends to the outfield spots not occupied by Nelson Cruz or Delmon Young.

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