Mark Canha saw Ryon Healy get robbed and didn’t want to get fleeced himself.
So Canha made sure to cover himself and stay clear of danger.
Canha’s home run in the 10th inning Friday night lifted the A’s past the Red Sox 3-2 before 24,728 on Fireworks Night. It was Canha’s first career walk-off homer, though he thought the honor had belonged to Healy an inning earlier.
“I thought it was out. I thought it was a home run,” Canha said. “You never expect a guy to jump up and make an amazing play like that. But then when it happened, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s Jackie Bradley out there.’”
Bradley’s catch sent the game to the 10th inning, and Canha led off by pulling Heath Hembree’s 2-0 slider a long, long way. No chance for left fielder Andrew Benintendi
“I couldn’t even tell you what pitch it was unless I saw the replay,” Canha said. “It just kind of popped out of his hand, and I saw it really well and put a good swing on it.