WATCH: Cubs pull off two miraculous defensive plays in a row


The 2016 NLDS rematch between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs is off to a tremendous start. Joe Panik got the party started with a home run before the Chicago defense took over with a couple of tremendous plays in a row.

Addison Russell assisted on the the first out of the inning after completely robbing Christian Arroyo of a hit.

But center fielder Albert Almora Jr. was not going to be outdone.

Brandon Belt appeared to have a double (or possibly triple) in the bag, only to have it taken away when Almora tracked his ball down in the right-center field gap at Wrigley Field and made a jaw-dropping, leaping catch.

The only downside about starting a game like that is that it will be challenging for anyone to come up with a better play for the remaining eight innings.