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That Alex Gordon throw was measured at 92.7 mph and impressed everyone

Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion was tagged out at home plate by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez during the fourth inning of Monday’s game.
Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion was tagged out at home plate by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez during the fourth inning of Monday’s game. The Associated Press

The Royals were trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning of Monday’s game in Toronto when Kevin Pillar singled to left field with two outs.

The Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion was running on the play from second base and there was no reason to think that Toronto wasn’t going to double its lead. Well, except Alex Gordon.

Gordon made one of the best throws you’ll see and got Encarnacion at the plate.

The Statcast breakdown: Gordon’s throw was 92.7 mph and the ball traveled 250 feet. You can see the play in its entirety here.

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