"It's amazing," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "There was at least one ball when it was hit I didn't think he had any chance at. Whether it's left, whether it's center, whether it's right, he's one of the premier defenders in the league at any position."
Fuld's missile of a throw to catcher Stephen Vogt in the fifth clocked in at 89.1 mph, per Statcast™, giving the A's their second out of a messy inning. Starter Aaron Brooks, on the mound for it, didn't dismiss its significance despite the ensuing sequences.
Brooks allowed eight runs total, five of them in Toronto's seven-run second.
"It was big for me there," Brooks said. "Obviously it didn't really change the game too much, but coming up with the great throw there, definitely good defense tonight."