Watch: Kiké Hernandez preserves Kenta Maeda’s no-hitter with an amazing catch.

DENVER — The story of this catch really begins on Friday night.

Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters stepped on Justin Turner‘s left foot last night, spiking the Dodgers’ third baseman near his big toe. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts held Turner out of his starting lineup Saturday as a precaution.

That meant that Howie Kendrick shifted from left field to third base, and Kiké Hernandez got the start in left field. Hernandez has significantly more range than Kendrick, which came in handy with Kenta Maeda twirling a no-hitter in the sixth inning.

Coincidentally, it was Wolters who sent this screaming fly ball over Hernandez’s shoulder. Here, then, is an act of karma:

Maeda lost the no-hitter when D.J. LeMahieu singled with one out in the sixth inning.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.