MLB world reacts to wild Giants-Braves play

One of the more bizarre plays in recent memory occurred during Sunday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and the San Francisco Giants.

Atlanta took a 3-2 lead after scoring three runs in the fifth inning. With runners on second and third, Ronald Acua Jr. came to the plate with an opportunity to extend the lead even more.

 Acua, on the other hand, hit a soft grounder to first baseman J.D. Davis. The runners were forced to freeze — at least temporarily — as the infield was drawn in.

Davis pitched to pitcher Scott Alexander. Only Alexander was late to cover and was nowhere near first base in time to beat Acua to the bag. 

Second baseman Thairo Estrada, on the other hand, kept sprinting toward the base and was in position to beat Acua to the bag.

Recognizing this, Alexander took the Davis flip bare-handed and promptly flipped to Estrada. The play was not over after that extraordinary 3-1-4 putout.

As the Giants struggled with the play at first base, the runner at third, Orlando Arcia, dashed for home in an attempt to score. Estrada blasted the ball home after tagging first base to retire Acua.

Initially, home plate umpire Emil Jimenez judged that Arcia had avoided catcher Patrick Bailey's tag.

However, the Giants protested the play, and the call was finally overturned. When everything was said and done, the Giants completed an extremely rare 3-1-4-2 double play.

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