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Mauer reaches around net to snare fly ball

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP)

Sometimes even the netting behind home plate isn't enough to stop Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer.

With one out in the ninth inning against Kansas City on Thursday night, Royals center fielder Mitch Maier lifted a pop fly behind the plate.

The ball floated behind the netting, but Mauer didn't give up. The Gold Glover trotted back to the wall, reached his glove around the net and snared the ball with a snow-cone catch to record the out. It was definitely one of the more creative plays the All-Star has ever made.

All Maier could do was chuckle. He joked that he thought it was payback after he raced across center field to take an extra-base hit away from Mauer in the third inning.

Maier called it ``an unbelievable play.''

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