Video: Kolten Wong starts a slick double play

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Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong won his first career Gold Glove last season. He showed why he deserved it on Tuesday afternoon in a Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

In the top of the first inning, with Michael Brantley on first base and one out, Alex Bregman stepped to the plate to face Dakota Hudson. Bregman grounded a 1-0 fastball up the middle. Wong ranged to his right, diving at the last second to snag the ball. He then somehow flipped the ball with some gusto to Paul DeJong to get the force out. DeJong whipped the ball over to first base to complete the inning-ending double play.

It may just be spring training, but we can always appreciate good defense.