Stellar grab highlights Hamilton's do-it-all day

Stellar grab highlights Hamilton's do-it-all day

PITTSBURGH -- Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton had himself quite a day on Sunday in the Reds' 7-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.

Hamilton had a double, a single, a walk, scored three times, stole four bases and robbed Pirates catcher Eric Fryer of an extra-base hit in the third inning.

Fryer lined a Dan Straily pitch to center and Hamilton turned around a couple of times while tracking it before making a spectacular leaping catch of the drive.

"I thought it was going to be a hit, to be honest with you," Hamilton said. "That's one of those balls that's knuckling and it's straight at you, that's the hard part about it. You hope you get a chance to make that play."

Hamilton now has a Major League-best 43 stolen bases this season. It was the fourth time in his career that he has stolen four bases in a game.

"My job is to get on base and get in scoring position for these guys behind me to drive me in," Hamilton said. "It's just me getting in scoring position and them doing their job. It was good today. I don't say, 'I do a good job.' That's my job. I feel like I did my job today and they did their job. Runs are always good."

George Von Benko is a contributor to MLB.com based in Pittsburgh and covered the Reds on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.