SEATTLE – The Mariners turned a Toronto baserunning blunder into a unique triple play in the fourth inning Sunday, with catcher Mark Zunino recording the final two putouts.
The Blue Jays had runners at first and third when Ryan Goins bounced out to first baseman Mark Trumbo, leaving Kevin Pillar hung up between first and second. Trumbo threw to shortstop Brad Miller at second, while Ezequiel Carrera, who led off with a walk, broke too far down the line from third.
As Miller ran across the infield toward to pin Carrera between third and home, Pillar continued around toward third base, where both runners were eventualy tagged out.
By rule, the base belonged to Carrera, the original runner, so Zunino tagged out Pillar. Carrera then stepped off the bag, and he also was tagged out.