Watch: El Mago Makes Another Magic Tag

The Cubs were clinging to a 6-5 lead and Craig Kimbrel had walked Wil Myers to lead off the 9th inning. But with one out and needing to get a runner in scoring position after a pop bunt failed to advance him, Myers was on the move when Kimbrel uncorked a high fastball to Manuel Margot. Victor Caratini fired to second, but the throw was high and wide and would have resulted in a stolen base had it been anyone other than Javy Báez at short.

But El Mago snagged the toss and reached back blindly with his glove to catch Myers on the left cleat before he was able to reach the bag. Just incredible. The play gave the Cubs two outs and ensured that Manny Machado‘s soft liner to third ended the game after Margot walked.


Evan Altman

Evan Altman is the EIC and co-founder of Cubs Insider and has proclaimed himself Central Indiana's foremost Cubs authority. He is a husband, father, homebrewer, and award-winning blogger with entirely too much pop culture knowledge. Evan's greatest accomplishments include scoring 400 points in Magic Johnson's Fast Break, naming all 10 members of the Wu-Tang Clan in under 3.5 seconds, and winning the Meese Literary Award at Hanover College.

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