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Gifted with glove: Esky's grab among top GIFs

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Here are the top GIFs from Thursday, courtesy of @MLBGifs.

1. Escobar wows 'em

Here are the top GIFs from Thursday, courtesy of @MLBGifs.

1. Escobar wows 'em

Count Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer among those who were impressed by the acrobatic double play turned by shortstop Alcides Escobar in Houston.

Gif: Escobar sliding grab, Hosmer says wow

2. Juuuuuust a bit outside

The Rangers' Adrian Beltre had an interesting reaction to the Orioles' Chris Tillman throwing a very wild pitch.

Gif: Tillman's errant pitch makes Beltre call timeout

3. Nobody home

When you make a pickoff throw, it's generally a good idea to have a fielder stationed at the appropriate base. The Pirates' Gerrit Cole probably will try to remember that for next time.

Gif: Cole throws to no one at first

4. Sweet 16

The Phillies' Vince Velasquez was 16 strikeouts worth of nasty on Thursday afternoon, as the Padres can attest.

Gif: Vince Velasquez Strikeout Reel

5. Take a long look

The Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson absolutely demolished a home run against the Yankees and took a second to admire his handiwork.

Gif: Josh Donaldson's homer reaction

6. Pull up a seat

Some fans at Rogers Centre got a close encounter with Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, who went tumbling into the seats as he chased a foul ball.

Gif: Gardner catch falling into stands

Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB.