The Los Angeles Angels walked off with a 14-inning victory Tuesday night, but that didn't stop them from shaking their heads in amazement at a throw Yoenis Cespedes made earlier in the game. The Oakland Athletics' left fielder -- after chasing down a Mike Trout liner that had bounced off his glove and into foul territory -- recovered to unleash a flat-footed, 300-foot heave to home plate, where catcher Derek Norris applied the tag on Howie Kendrick to preserve a 1-1 game in the eighth inning. "A guided missile," Angels manager Mike Scioscia called the throw to reporters after the game, won by the Angels 2-1 on Collin Cowgill's two-out homer in the 14th. Added Oakland manager Bob Melvin: "You don't expect something like that. There aren't that many guys able to throw it that far on the fly." Scioscia challenged the call, asking the umpiring crew to check if Kendrick was safe. The out call, though, was upheld, and the teams went on to play well into the night. "This one, for lack of a better word, he just winged it," Angels third-base coach Gary DiSarcina said. "And his arm strength and his accuracy made it happen. You don't see that happen often, somebody with that arm strength and that ability to be accurate from the foul pole. Tremendous throw by a great player."
Yoenis Cespedes throw wows for A's
ESPN | Jun 11