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Red Sox 3B Sandoval tumbles over tarp to make catch in foul territory

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 24: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the Boston Red Sox leaps onto the tarp to make a catch for an out against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 24: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the Boston Red Sox leaps onto the tarp to make a catch for an out against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Pablo Sandoval has had a rough first season in Boston, especially defensively.

But on Monday he provided a glimpse of why former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington believed enough in him to award him with a five-year, $95 million contract this past offseason.

Nothing --€“ not the tarp, not the wall, not gravity -- was going to stop Sandoval from catching this foul ball on Monday evening.

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