Rockies turn triple play, third in history
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, right, holds up ball in his glove to show he tagged out Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon as he tried to steal second base in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, May 18, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:36PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:49PM EDT
DENVER - The Colorado Rockies have turned a triple play against the San Diego Padres, the third in team history.
In the third inning Sunday, third baseman Nolan Arenado fielded a grounder by Carlos Quentin and stepped on the bag. He threw to second baseman D.J. LeMahieu, who relayed the ball on to first.
Quentin was originally ruled safe at first, but the second base umpire called Seth Smith for baserunner interference as he slid into second.
It was Colorado's first triple play since shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turned an unassisted one April 29, 2007, against Atlanta. The last time the Padres hit into a triple play was April 15, 2012, at Los Angeles against the Dodgers.