Twins 4, Indians 2: Span to the rescue

Posted on July 27th, 2008 – 4:12 PM
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.”

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