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If you didn't see Brent Lillibridge's game-saving catches in right field in the bottom of the ninth against the Yankees on Tuesday, you missed two gems by the White Sox's utility player. The second catch -- and final out of the game to preserve Chicago's 3-2 victory -- was a diving catch of a low screaming liner by Robinson Cano. When it was hit, I thought there was no chance the ball would be caught. And, in fact, that was assumption was basically true. Mark Simon has a great post on our Stats & Info blog that reports Cano's liner stayed in the air for 2.5 seconds. Of the 61 balls with that hang time and hit to the area where Cano hit his liner, Lillibridge was one of only three to make the catch.

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