It was quite the night for Clayton Kershaw.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' star pitcher netted his 21st win of the season Wednesday, beating the San Francisco Giants 9-1 and clinching the National League West crown for his team.
The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has champagne poured over his head my Matt Kemp after the Dodgers clinched the National League West against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. (Image source: AP/The Orange County Register, Kevin Sullivan)
The frontrunner for this season's National League Cy Young Award, Kershaw also tied the contest with his first career triple in the fifth inning, ESPN added.
But it's what he did with his glove that has baseball fans buzzing.
In the third inning Kershaw had allowed runners to reach third base and second base after a balk. Then, Giants pitcher Tim Hudson cracked a hot grounder right back up the middle.
The left-hander, down on one knee, instinctively turned his head away from oncoming ball — but instinct also told Kershaw to stick out his glove, which he did...behind his back.
And wouldn't you know the shot ended up right in Kershaw's glove?
Then he calmly threw to first for the out.
"A remarkable play by a remarkable pitcher," is how legendary broadcaster Vin Scully described it.
Here's the clip from MLB.com via YouTube: