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Atlanta Braves starter Dallas Keuchel put himself in a jam in the top of the third Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The former Cy Young winner had runners on first and second in Game 1 of the NLDS series.

That’s when third baseman Josh Donaldson and first baseman Freddie Freeman combined for an absolutely beautiful double play to get their pitcher out of the inning with a 1-0 lead.

Donaldson is known for flashing his glove at the hot corner. The scoop and throw has defined the former MVP’s career. However, Freeman’s play at first base added another element to this.

Meanwhile, Atlanta scored in the first after an error by Kolten Wong. It’s these small things that make the difference for teams during October baseball.

Vincent Frank
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