Daniel Nava ended Sunday’s game against Houston with a diving catch in right field to steal a hit from Robbie Grossman. It saved a run, too.
“It was just instincts” Nava said. “Just run after the ball and you’re hoping to get there.”
In the second inning, Nava made an over-the-shoulder catch of a ball Grossman hit to the warning track in right field. It ended the inning and left a runner stranded.
They were the kind of plays the Red Sox didn’t believe Nava was capable of making a few years ago. Nava was restricted to left field when he made his debut in 2010. The belief was he didn’t have the range or the arm to play right. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.