A's Rookie Ramon Laureano Adds Game-saving Catch to Highlight Reel

Move over, Matt Chapman. Ramon Laureano is making his case as the best defensive player on the A's.

The rookie outfielder stretched for a diving catch to preserve a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Breyvic Valera represented the tying run on second base, and a hit surely would have driven him home.

Laureano had other ideas. 

That 3-2 scoreline held as the final, as Oakland won its fifth straight game. 

In his rookie season, Laureano has the throw of the year (that LeBron James liked), a Willie Mays impersonation, a wall-crawling catch, and Tuesday's diving effort to his name. He just played in his 32nd big-league game.

A Gold Glove may not be in his future this season, but Chapman could have some company in the award soon enough. 

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