Cubs CF Jon Jay robs back-to-back Pirates of hits

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Pittsburgh Pirates fans hoping an Andrew McCutchen warning-track shot would cause a discombobulated Jon Jay to lose track of the ball and allow a hit did not end up satisfied at the end of this sequence.

Part of those ingredients emerged, since the Chicago Cubs center fielder lost his balance. But like a wide receiver trying to track a fade route, the veteran outfielder did not lose the ball and completed an acrobatic catch.

And for good measure, Jay ran down a Josh Bell line drive to deep center a batter later to help keep the game tied in the third inning.

In the bottom half of the frame, the Cubs scored three to take a 5-2 lead. They received some nice assistance from a first-year North-Sider to set up the go-ahead opportunity.

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