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Mookie makes amazing 5-star diving catch

Cora: 'On a daily basis, you're expecting something great' from right fielder
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TORONTO -- Mookie Betts kept the Blue Jays off the board with a brilliant diving catch at Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon to rob shortstop Richard Urena of extra bases in the Red Sox's 5-3 win.

Urena hit a fly ball down the right-field line with a runner on second and two outs in the fourth inning, but Betts raced toward the foul line and made the play just shy of the wall.

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TORONTO -- Mookie Betts kept the Blue Jays off the board with a brilliant diving catch at Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon to rob shortstop Richard Urena of extra bases in the Red Sox's 5-3 win.

Urena hit a fly ball down the right-field line with a runner on second and two outs in the fourth inning, but Betts raced toward the foul line and made the play just shy of the wall.

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"It doesn't surprise me, honestly," said manager Alex Cora after the game. "What he did today, he didn't hit the ball out of the ballpark, but he goes the other way, he steals a few bases, he makes that play."

Statcast™ measured the play as a five-star catch, which is Betts' second of the season. That ties him with seven other players for the most five-star catches in baseball this season.

"He's becoming a force," Cora added. "Not only on the field but in the clubhouse, in the dugout, he's becoming a leader. It's fun to watch. On a daily basis, you're expecting something great, and he'll do it."

Betts covered 88 feet with a 29.9 feet-per-second speed, which puts him just shy of "elite" speed, according to Statcast™. The ball had just a 17 percent catch probability.

Keegan Matheson is a contributor to MLB.com based in Toronto.

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