Nava's mistake becomes bonus in Angels' 4-4 tie with Seattle
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Daniel Nava turned an embarrassing moment into a double play, had two hits and drove in a pair of runs in the Los Angeles Angels' 4-4 tie Tuesday with the Seattle Mariners.
Nava, who split time last season between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, lost track of the outs in the top of the fifth inning, catching Kyle Seager's fly ball for the second out and then throwing the ball into the stands.
But Stefen Romero was near second base during the play and was awarded third base. He neglected to return to first, though, and was called out on an appeal play.
Nava is hitting .619 (13-for-21) with a team-high seven RBIs. Yunel Escobar and Cliff Pennington added two hits apiece and Kole Calhoun drove in a run for the Angels. Geovany Soto hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to tie it.
Romero went 3-for-4 for the Mariners. Daniel Robertson drove in a pair, and Dae-Ho Lee had two hits and drove in a run.