Adrian snatches screaming liner to save run

Seager's defense also shines to secure 1-0 win

August 28th, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- Four-time Gold Glover flashed the leather yet again and preserved a shutout for the Dodgers in the sixth inning of Sunday's 1-0 win over the Cubs.

The Cubs put runners on the corners with two outs against right-hander with up to bat. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled Chavez for southpaw to face the left-handed Heyward, who registered the only two hits the Cubs had against starter .

Heyward smacked a 103 mph line drive to Gonzalez's right, according to Statcast™, but the first baseman made an immediate lunge for the ball and hauled it in to preserve the tie. It was a play that astounded Vin Scully, who exclaimed, "It was like catching an echo! He didn't even see the ball!"

"I didn't even see the ball off the bat," Roberts said. "At Dodger Stadium, it's tough in the day, but fortunately Adrian, not swift of foot, but he's got good hands."

Gonzalez wasn't even the defensive star of the game though, as made a pair of excellent plays to keep the Cubs scoreless. After he and collided on an pop fly in the eighth inning, the shortstop managed to catch the ball with his free right hand and end the inning.

"Pure reflexes," Seager said. "We kinda canceled each other out. We didn't really hear each other, we were both focused on the ball. You don't want to take your eye off it. Fortunately, we ended up catching that out."

Seager had another great play in the ninth, making a backhanded pick at a grounder and throwing across the infield to get him out.