"[At first], I thought the ball was gone," Ozuna said. "I was like, 'Let me clinch, just in case.' When I clinched, I saw the ball moving that way. I threw out my hand, and caught it."
It's doubtful that the ball had the distance to have been a home run, but it was a well-timed and well-improvised play by Ozuna to record the second out of the inning.
Miami right-hander Dan Straily had not allowed a hit through five innings, but the Flores drive to the fence was the closest. Straily clapped into his glove and gave a tip of the cap to Ozuna on the play.
"They told me when I got over here that the ballpark would be very friendly to me, being a fly-ball guy," Straily said. "When he hit it, I knew he got it. I thought Ozuna was giving me the courtesy chasing it. I didn't know it was still in the ballpark."
Per Statcast™, the fly ball projected 344 feet with a launch angle of 96 degrees.
Marlins Park opened in 2012, and until '16, the height of the walls ranged from 11 to 13 feet.
"I just went there [to the wall]," Ozuna said. "If it was close to me, try to make the catch."
Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.