Mariners Turn Triple Play After Astros' Evan Gattis Loses Track of Outs

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 19, 2018

Seattle Mariners first baseman Daniel Vogelbach (20) tags out Houston Astros' Evan Gattis, second from right, for the third out of a triple play as Mariners' starting pitcher Marco Gonzales, left, looks on after Gattis left first base and started walking to the dugout after the first two outs during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

The Seattle Mariners pulled off a triple play on Thursday against the Houston Astros, albeit with a lot of help from Evan Gattis.

The Houston Astros catcher hit a ground ball to third with men on first and second, and Kyle Seager stepped on the bag before throwing to second baseman Robinson Cano, completing what seemed like a routine double play. But Gattis apparently lost track of the number of outs and took a wide turn around the bag with his head down, allowing first baseman Daniel Vogelbach to tag him out.

You can see the play below:

According to Terry Blount of MLB.com, it was the Mariners' first triple play since 2015 and the 12th they've turned in franchise history.

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