By Joe Christensen
CLEVELAND — Sitting here in the press box, trying to estimate how far Denard Span ran to make his mind-boggling catch on David Dellucci’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly.
The Twins defeated Cleveland 4-2, and Manager Ron Gardenhire called it “the biggest play of the game.”
Span said he was playing straight away and deep, trying to prevent a double.
So, if he was standing somewhere in from the 400-foot sign in center field, I’m guessing he ran 125 feet to get to the spot where he caught the ball. The catch came just in front of the 370-foot sign in left-center field.
“That catch out in center field, — I just can’t say enough about it,” Gardenhire said. “That was unbelievable.”