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Gentry's clutch catch 'an instinctual thing'

Orioles outfielder robs Rosario of homer in 2nd inning
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BALTIMORE -- Craig Gentry made the Orioles' Opening Day roster because of his speed and defense. He didn't waste much time showing off either of those skills.

Gentry made a terrific leaping grab at the right-field fence to rob Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario in the second inning of Thursday's 3-2 walk-off win (11) over Minnesota on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Gentry, who hustled back to the wall, perfectly timed the jump to seal the highlight-reel grab and save starter Dylan Bundy a run.

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BALTIMORE -- Craig Gentry made the Orioles' Opening Day roster because of his speed and defense. He didn't waste much time showing off either of those skills.

Gentry made a terrific leaping grab at the right-field fence to rob Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario in the second inning of Thursday's 3-2 walk-off win (11) over Minnesota on Opening Day at Camden Yards. Gentry, who hustled back to the wall, perfectly timed the jump to seal the highlight-reel grab and save starter Dylan Bundy a run.

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"Off the bat, I was tracking it and it was kind of an instinctual thing," Gentry said. "Just ended up in the glove and it was a big moment in the game. I was definitely excited I was able to make the play and be a part of Opening Day."

It was the first out of the inning, with Bundy retiring Logan Morrison on a fly ball and striking out Eduardo Escobar to keep the game scoreless.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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