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Springer dazzles with sick four-star catch

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HOUSTON -- Nothing hit into the gaps is safe in Houston as long as George Springer is around.

The Astros' high-flying outfielder, who's destined for his first All-Star Game appearance, showed why he's one of the best defensive outfielders in the AL in the third inning of Tuesday's 6-4 loss when ran down a Jaycob Brugman fly ball in the gap and made a spectacular diving catch.

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HOUSTON -- Nothing hit into the gaps is safe in Houston as long as George Springer is around.

The Astros' high-flying outfielder, who's destined for his first All-Star Game appearance, showed why he's one of the best defensive outfielders in the AL in the third inning of Tuesday's 6-4 loss when ran down a Jaycob Brugman fly ball in the gap and made a spectacular diving catch.

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The catch registered as four stars, according to Statcast™, with Springer -- starting in right field -- covering 57 feet in 3.7 seconds. Springer is now 4-of-8 on 4-star catches, and his 50 percent catch rate on catches of that difficulty ranks 11th in MLB this season.

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Springer, a finalist for a Gold Glove last year, has played primarily center field this season, making the move from right field.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast.

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