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Hamilton lays out to make spectacular catch

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Even Giants fans could appreciate Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton taking a hit away from one of their players on Tuesday night.

Leading off the bottom of the eighth against Reds reliever David Hernandez, Evan Longoria hit a drive toward the gap in right-center field, and Hamilton laid out for a spectacular diving catch.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Even Giants fans could appreciate Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton taking a hit away from one of their players on Tuesday night.

Leading off the bottom of the eighth against Reds reliever David Hernandez, Evan Longoria hit a drive toward the gap in right-center field, and Hamilton laid out for a spectacular diving catch.

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According to Statcast™, the play was rated as a five-star catch because it had a catch probability of only 16 percent. Hamilton covered 58 feet of ground in 3.6 seconds.

Video: CIN@SF: Hamilton lays out for terrific 5-star grab

The crowd of 37,609 fans at AT&T Park applauded Hamilton for his grab as he showed the ball in his glove while lying on the grass.

It was Hamilton's second five-star catch of the season. He also had one on May 7 against the Mets at Great American Ball Park.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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