Jon Jay can make birds look like tiny flies struggling to move from Point A to Point B. The Chicago Cubs outfielder did his best Superman impersonation on Wednesday night, soaring through the air to make a spectacular catch in the first inning of the crosstown rivalry game with the Chicago White Sox. The reaction of the hitter, fellow outfielder Melky Cabrera, said it all.

Jay goes all out for the grab

With one out in the bottom of the first inning, White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera came to the plate. He had been hitting well from the plate recently, boosting his trade stock as the White Sox look to deal all of their veterans before the end of the month.

It looked like he was going to help his cause again, lacing one to deep left center field, where the State Farm sign resides. That is, until Jay came out of nowhere to save a hit on behalf of the Cubs.

Jay has to cover a huge amount of distance in the outfield to even be in position to get to that ball, let alone set himself up for the dive that clinched the grab. It's almost just as remarkable that if Jay didn't get to the ball, his Cubs teammate would have had a legitimate shot at getting to it himself. Cabrera wore a look of shock on his face as slowly retreated back to the dugout, knowing that he failed to get one by the Cubs...

and failed to move one step closer to his exodus from the White Sox.

Cubs ease to victory

Jay's catch set the tone for a stress-free victory for the Chicago Cubs over the White Sox. They outscored their opponents 8-3 during the game, nationally televised on ESPN. First baseman Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.

Meanwhile, Jake Arrieta looked like his former ace self, striking out five and giving up just two hits and two earned runs before being replaced by Mike Montgomery in the seventh inning.

The Cubs improved to 53-47 with the victory. As the trade deadline nears, a roster shakeup may still be coming for the defending World Series champions.

The team still needs a veteran catcher to backup Willson Contreras, and perhaps some starting pitching depth. They have looked much better since the All-Star break, however, and are back in control of the NL Central. For now, they'll have to take care of business against their Chicago rivals, whom they just made a trade with in the past couple of weeks. They will finish a quick two-day trip to Guarantee Rate Field on Thursday night, when Jon Lester takes the mound for the Cubs.

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