Jeter almost gives live ball to fan, play ends up being a triple
JUN 03, 2014 11:31a ET
After tripling to lead off the second inning and scoring the Mariners’ first run, Seager came to bat again in the fourth and blooped a fly ball down the line in shallow left field.
That should have held Seager to a single, but Jeter, unaware that the ball had fallen in fair territory, took his time getting it back to the infield, nearly giving it away to a fan before realizing his mistake. By that time, Seager was standing on third with his second triple in as many at-bats.
“It was kind of a odd play for me, because I was playing in at third for a bunt and ended up going back for a popup,” Jeter said after the game. “The popup started going foul, so I was running in foul territory then came back, so it never even crossed my mind that it was fair. I almost gave it to a fan. I’m glad I didn’t. I thought it was foul at the time because I was in foul territory."
Seager continued to rake as the game progressed, adding a home run and a double to accomplish the rare feat of falling a single short of the cycle. He was also the first player to hit two triples, one homer and one double in a game since Hal Breeden did so for the Montreal Expos in 1973, according to STATS.
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