• Phil Cantor/@osgphil

Crazy Play: Chris Coghlan's flying leap over Yadier Molina to score run


Major League Baseball has gone to great lengths to try and eliminate home plate collisions between runners trying to score and catchers trying to protect the plate and tag them out. The "Plate Blocking" policy has forced catchers...and occasionally base runners to get really creative when the two come together.

Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Chris Coghlan came up with perhaps one of the most creative ways to score a run you'll ever see Tuesday night in the top half of the 7th inning.

Coghlan was running full speed around 3rd base and towards St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina who was on the baseline trying to corral a throw from Stephen Piscotty.

Molina caught the ball just before Coghlan arrived---but Coghlan had other ideas---he leaped head first over the top of the Cardinals catcher, did a forward roll and touched home plate, scoring the run. The run gave the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead over St. Louis in a game the Blue Jays would eventually win 6-5 in 11 innings.

Here's a looksie:

Here's a bigger screen video of the crazy play:

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