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Pittsburgh Pirates' Xavier Paul scores on a double by Neil Walker off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Monday, May 9, 2011. The Pirates won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Jose Tabata slid, stuck out his glove and popped up as if he knew what he was doing.

With a flick of the wrist, the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder threw the ball to second baseman Neil Walker, who then fired to first to double off Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp.

Did Tabata really catch the sinking liner by Juan Uribe that ended up being the turning point in Pittsburgh’s 4-1 win on Monday night?

“In the moment, hey, I got it,” Tabata said.

 

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