The two-run shot in the fifth inning lands in upper deck, stunning teammates as well as fans.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — It’s the typical reaction from Nelson Cruz when he does something absurdly amazing on the baseball field.

When asked about it once, Cruz acts confused as to what incident you are referring to as if he didn’t think of such a thing.

When asked about it a second a time, Cruz gets a mischievous smile and downplays the accomplishment.

Ask him a third time, and you’ll get either scenario one or two.

And so it was Wednesday.

Lost in the Mariners’ crazy comeback from an 8-4 deficit for a 9-8 win was the preposterous, tape-measure two-run homer that Cruz crushed in the top of the fifth inning off A’s hard-throwing rookie Sean Manaea to give Seattle a brief 4-2 lead.

“We called it in the dugout,” said center fielder Leonys Martin of Cruz’s fifth homer of the season. “Me and (Luis Sardinas) and Felix (Hernandez), we called it. We said he was going to hit a homer right here.”

With one out and Robinson Cano on first (he had singled in a run to tie it at 2-2), Cruz watched a 1-0 fastball from Manaea go by for a ball.

With Manaea ahead in the game but behind in the count, Cruz looked for a fastball and got it.

What happened next elicited gasps of disbelief from many of the 16,238 fans in attendance as well as players from both teams. Cruz crunched the belt-high fastball to dead-center.

“He’d thrown me one like that before and I had just missed it,” he said.

A’s center fielder Billy Burns took two hard steps in from some reason. And then seeing the ball was turning into a small comet, he turned to sprint back to make a catch. After about five steps, Burns stopped and just watched as the ball was caught by a fan, who was sitting in the first row of the upper deck about 35 feet above where the center-field fence read 400 feet.

“Oh, my God,” Martin said. “I’ve never seen a ball go up there.”

Martin had several games at the Coliseum during his time with Texas. But Seth Smith, who spent two seasons with the A’s, confirmed the rare feat.

“Seth said he never saw anybody hit a ball up there,” Martin said.

MLB Statcast measured the distance at 435 feet, which could be debated. But the exit speed off the bat was 112 mph.

Asked about it the homer, Cruz’s first response was — “Really? It was a just another homer.”

When pressed again, Cruz smiled, and replied, “I hit it pretty good. It was kind of surprising. We can enjoy it after the season when we can watch the highlights.”