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Derek Holland made a great behind-the-back grab and then tossed his glove to first base

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White Sox starting pitcher Derek Holland had a busy day on the mound during Sunday afternoon's 7-6 loss to the Mariners. It started in the first inning when he was spooked by Nelson Cruz's fake mound charge. In the fourth inning, it was Holland's turn to be the protagonist in a highlight.

Robinson Cano hit a chopper back to the mound that Holland nonchalantly snared behind his back. All he needed was to flip the ball to first for the first out of the inning.

One problem: The ball had taken up permanent residence in Holland's glove, forcing him to improvise.

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His glove flip to first forced Jose Abreu to recall the fundamental axiom of catching a baseball he likely learned as a youth: Use both hands to make the catch.

Holland talked to MLB.com's Fabian Ardaya after the game:

"[The glove]'s broken. I had to switch it up. That was a cool play, but I'm more worried about getting the wins and losses. It's cool to get a nice play like that, especially against a guy like Cano -- sorry, buddy -- but the main thing is we want to get the wins. And today was just not one of those days."

Had he done it before in a game?

"I've never done that, actually. When I caught it, I felt like it was heavier than normal, when you catch a ball, so that's where I was freaking out a little bit, what to do. I just ran over and gave him my glove. It went right through the web, it was stuck in between it, broke the lacing. Just got stuck. I saw (Jon) Lester do that before, too. Just one of those things, it's cool."
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