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Carl Crawford robs Joe Mauer with sliding catch (GIF)

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins are doing everything they can to get all three games of a cold and wet series in this week at Target Field. Playing a split doubleheader on Thursday, the Dodgers won the first game 9-4 thanks in large part to the offensive heroics of outfielder Yasiel Puig.

Puig is one of four talented outfielders on the Dodgers roster, of course. Left fielder Carl Crawford also chipped in with this nice sliding catch to rob Joe Mauer of a hit.

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To catch a low flying line drive like that one requires a combination of a good read, a good jump, and some speed to get over and make the catch. Crawford displayed all of those on this play, reminding us what he is capable of when he’s healthy enough to have an impact.

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