Chicago Cubs second baseman Tony Kemp went airborne when pulling off a phenomenal diving stop.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Tony Kemp went airborne when pulling off a phenomenal diving stop.

WATCH: Tony Kemp goes airborne for spectacular diving stop


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs second baseman Tony Kemp prevented the Washington Nationals from tacking on a run in the sixth inning on Saturday. With the Cubs trailing 6-2 at Wrigley Field, Kemp made an impeccable diving stop that left two runners stranded.

Washington's Juan Soto hit a chopper that nearly escaped the infield and bounced into right-center field, but Kemp went airborne to snag the baseball on a hop before gathering himself on the infield dirt. Kemp then fired a throw to first base for the third out, thus keeping the lead runner from scoring.

Update: In the top of the eighth, Kemp pulled off another fantastic diving stop by covering a lot of ground and corralling a grounder hit up the middle. Kemp then gunned a throw to first base to get the Nationals' Matt Adams out.

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