Rockies Turn Triple Play After Interference Call on Padres' Seth Smith

Brian ChenSocial Media Staff May 18, 2014

(via MLB)

Triple plays are a rarity, so sometimes you may just need a little help to achieve them.

Such was the case Sunday afternoon when the Colorado Rockies played the San Diego Padres.

With men on first and second, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado fielded a ground ball from Padres slugger Carlos Quentin. Arenado stepped on third base, threw to second baseman D.J. LeMahieu, who then fired it to first.

Quentin was originally called safe, but the umpire at second called interference on San Diego's Seth Smith as he slid into the bag.

The call was reversed, and the triple play was in the books.

The Rockies ended up winning the game 8-6 in 10 innings.