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Top plays: Wong, Rizzo, Ahmed, Allen

August 21, 2018

Here are some of the best plays from Tuesday night that you'll want to watch again:Kolten Wong - HOW? Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong hustles to his right and lays out to stop a Justin Turner grounder, then makes an incredible throw while falling to nab Turner at first. The

Here are some of the best plays from Tuesday night that you'll want to watch again:
Kolten Wong - HOW?
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong hustles to his right and lays out to stop a Justin Turner grounder, then makes an incredible throw while falling to nab Turner at first. The play was reviewed, but there was no need.

Rizzo gets down on one knee
Home runs are the only way the Cubs have scored recently, but they've been entertaining nonetheless. Anthony Rizzo cut his team's deficit in half by going down -- all the way down -- to one knee to pull Jordan Zimmermann's breaking ball over the right-field fence. The Cubs star fell down to all fours on his follow-through before getting up to finish his home run trot.

Ahmed fires the cannon
It was one thing for Nick Ahmed to get to Eric Youngs grounder in the hole, but what he did next was quite extraordinary. Employing a super-quick exchange to get the ball out, Ahmed unleashed an incredible rainbow throw to beat Young by half a step.

If you didn't know him before, Red Sox fans …
Greg Allen introduced himself to the Fenway faithful with his decisive two-run homer Monday, and Tuesday he followed up with his best Jackie Bradley Jr. impression on a pair of sensational catches. Indians starter Shane Bieber was cruising into the fifth inning when Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts launched a deep drive toward the wall in straightaway center field. With little room to work with, Allen timed his leap perfectly to snag the ball and then hold on to it after crashing into the fence.
Boston threatened again with two men on in the seventh when Allen turned back and ran 103 feet, per Statcast™, to track down Mitch Moreland's 391-foot drive to center. The catch turned a potential multi-run into a simple sacrifice fly for Moreland, and the Tribe held on for a 6-3 win thanks in part to Allen's defensive heroics.

Albies covers a ton of ground
Is there anything this 21-year-old can't do? Pirates first baseman Josh Bell must have thought he had a single up the middle until Ozzie Albies emerged out of nowhere to stop the ball and come up firing to get a hustling Bell by a step. The Braves went on to win, 6-1.

Pence loses hat, finds ball
Hunter Pence tends to add his own style to everything he does on a ball field, and that includes the basket catch he made in Queens. Racing back to track down Steven Matz' third-inning drive to the warning track, Pence lost his cap but was still able to make the basket catch after taking a rather adventurous route to the ball.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.