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Orioles outfielder Craig Gentry's home run-saving catch named top play on 'SportsCenter'

Orioles right fielder Craig Gentry made a leaping catch to take a possible home run from Twins Eddie Rosario. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)

Adam Jones hit a walk-off home run Thursday. So did former teammate Nick Markakis. But it was another Oriole who got top billing on “SportsCenter.”

Right fielder Craig Gentry’s acrobatic second-inning, run-saving grab of a would-be homer by the Minnesota Twins’ Eddie Rosario earned the No. 1 spot Tuesday night on the program’s daily “Top Plays.”

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“Off the bat, I was tracking it and it was kind of an instinctual thing,” Gentry said after the 3-2 win at Camden Yards. “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.”

Not bad for someone whom the Orioles signed to a minor league deal not even two months ago.

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