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Maybin shows off glove with leaping grab

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ST. PETERSBURG -- In the fourth inning of the Braves' 2-0 loss to the Rays on Tuesday at at Tropicana Field, center fielder Cameron Maybin made a spectacular leaping catch at the wall in right-center field to take extra bases away from Asdrubal Cabrera.

A pitcher's duel had developed between starters Williams Perez and Erasmo Ramirez when, with two away, Rays shortstop Cabrera launched a 1-2 changeup from Perez deep to right-center. Maybin, who was shading Cabrera slightly to left-center, broke on contact, raced straight to the wall and leaped to make the grab and keep the game scoreless.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- In the fourth inning of the Braves' 2-0 loss to the Rays on Tuesday at at Tropicana Field, center fielder Cameron Maybin made a spectacular leaping catch at the wall in right-center field to take extra bases away from Asdrubal Cabrera.

A pitcher's duel had developed between starters Williams Perez and Erasmo Ramirez when, with two away, Rays shortstop Cabrera launched a 1-2 changeup from Perez deep to right-center. Maybin, who was shading Cabrera slightly to left-center, broke on contact, raced straight to the wall and leaped to make the grab and keep the game scoreless.

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He also displayed his hustle in the first inning, attempting to score from first on a Nick Markakis double while giving up his body on a popup slide before being tagged out by Rays catcher Curt Casali.

Maybin has recorded four outfield assists on the season -- matching his career high -- while boasting a .992 fielding percentage.

Michael Kolligian is a contributor to MLB.com.

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