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Video: Jared Hoying gets shaken up after making a catch at the wall

Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

DETROIT, MI - MAY 19: Center fielder Jared Hoying #31 of the Texas Rangers throws in the sacrifice fly ball hit by James McCann of the Detroit Tigers that kept Nicholas Castellanos of the Detroit Tigers at second base during the sixth inning at Comerica Park on May 19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Justin Upton of the Detroit Tigers scored from third base on the play. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 5-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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Rangers’ center fielder Jared Hoying put everything on the line to make a spectacular catch at the wall on Saturday, saving a run during the team’s eventual 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays. In the fifth inning, Kevin Pillar crushed a ball off of Yu Darvish, sending it 393 feet to the warning track in center field. It took Hoying 5.4 seconds to reach the ball, gloving it just before he crashed into the wall at full speed.

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The center fielder was down on the field for several seconds and looked to be in considerable pain, drawing the attention of the Rangers’ training staff while he caught his breath. Postgame reports revealed that Hoying had not sustained any major or minor injuries during the crash, but simply needed time to recover after having the wind knocked out of him. He stayed in the game through the seventh inning and was able to field another two fly balls with little trouble, neither of them quite as dramatic as Pillar’s attempted hit off the wall.

With the loss, the Rangers now sit 9.5 games back of the division lead.

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