WATCH: A’s pitcher Jesus Luzardo makes jaw-dropping defensive play against Rangers

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Aug 4, 2020; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo (44) pitches the ball against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland A’s pitcher Jesus Luzardo showed off his glove skills in a big way Tuesday night with a brilliant defensive play against the Texas Rangers.

Rangers center fielder Scott Heineman chopped a ball off home plate. It soared into the air, beyond the pitcher’s mound. Luzardo, tracking it off the bat, somehow managed to get to it before it dropped and fired a dart to first to throw Heineman out.

You don’t see plays like that every night. Just a beautiful all-around effort from Luzardo to shut down the inning.