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GIF of the Day: Jason Kipnis makes game-saving behind-the-back flip at second base

Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis made a spectacular flip behind his back to force out Omar Infante in the 9th inning of tonight's game.

Not exactly tonight's game, but my options were limited
Not exactly tonight's game, but my options were limited
Jason Miller

Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap. Jason Kipnis fielded a sharp ground ball off the bat of Austin Jackson that looked destined for center field, and instead turned it into a near double-play. Given the context -- runners on first and second base with one out in the ninth inning -- it's safe to say that Kipnis made a game-saving play.


Here's Kipnis' flip from another angle.


Had Kipnis not been able to get Infante at second, there's a good chance that he would have scored on Torii Hunter's single to right field on the very next pitch, which would have tied the game at 7. Instead, the Tribe were able to get Miguel Cabrera to ground out to third base and come away with a 7-6 victory.