Play of the Day: Jake Marisnick slams into the Green Monster to make a catch

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Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick made a terrific grab in left-center field on Sunday afternoon in an eventual loss to the Red Sox.

Ahead 3-1 with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, the Red Sox had runners on first and seoncd base for Brock Holt. Holt lined a Will Harris offering to left-center, seemingly destined to carom off of the Green Monster for at least a one-run double. Marisnick, in a full sprint, made the long trek from straightaway center field and snagged the ball before it could hit the wall, then crashed into the Green Monster. Marisnick, somehow, managed to hang onto the ball.

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This is not the first time Marisnick has made a stellar defensive play in center field this season.

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”

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