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Athletic Suzuki makes diving tag at home

April 20, 2018

ATLANTA -- Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki displayed his athleticism as he made a run-saving, diving tag during the sixth inning of Friday night's 5-3 loss to the Mets in 12 innings at SunTrust Park.Wilmer Flores recorded a two-out single, then took off running when Jay Bruce blooped a pitch to

ATLANTA -- Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki displayed his athleticism as he made a run-saving, diving tag during the sixth inning of Friday night's 5-3 loss to the Mets in 12 innings at SunTrust Park.
Wilmer Flores recorded a two-out single, then took off running when Jay Bruce blooped a pitch to shallow left. Preston Tucker fielded Bruce's hit near the foul line and delivered a throw that Suzuki secured just outside of the back of the right-handed batter's box.
Suzuki lunged toward the front of the plate and was still slightly airborne as he applied the tag just before Flores touched the plate. A replay review confirmed the call made by first-base umpire Jeremie Rehak, who raced toward the play when home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna had to cover third.
"Just an athletic, great tag right there," Braves manager Brian Snitker said. "It was a great job by Tuck. He ran a long way and was full speed. It's tough to grab that ball and even get it that close with that throw."
Suzuki proceeded to tie the game at 3 with a sacrifice fly against Noah Syndergaard in the bottom half of the inning.

Mark Bowman has covered the Braves for MLB.com since 2001. Listen to his podcast.