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Pitchers flash leather on pair of comebackers

Price snags sharp liner in sixth; O's reliever Rondon repeats feat in seventh
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TORONTO -- David Price showed off another side of his game in a 5-1 win over the O's on Saturday afternoon, flashing his leather with an impressive grab on a comebacker during the sixth inning.

Price displayed some quick reflexes by snagging a liner by Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. More than anything else, Price's natural instincts took over with his reaction time.

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TORONTO -- David Price showed off another side of his game in a 5-1 win over the O's on Saturday afternoon, flashing his leather with an impressive grab on a comebacker during the sixth inning.

Price displayed some quick reflexes by snagging a liner by Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. More than anything else, Price's natural instincts took over with his reaction time.

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The 30-year-old had a wide grin on his face after the grab, and he decided to enjoy the moment for a few seconds instead of throwing the ball around the infield. More important, it helped Price get the leadoff man in the sixth en route to another one-two-three frame.

"I watched it in my glove," Price joked after allowing one run over seven innings to pick up the 100th victory of his career. "No, it just went into my glove. If I don't catch it, it was probably a double off the wall. That ball was hit really hard."

A similar play happened to Orioles reliever Jorge Rondon in the seventh. Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit another sharp liner back to the mound, and Rondon snared it with his glove in a play that was almost a carbon copy to the one Price made one inning prior.

Video: BAL@TOR: Rondon catches comebacker in the 7th

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Toronto Blue Jays, David Price, Jorge Rondon