Yolmer Sanchez made a heads-up play to catch Dustin Fowler off base after a slide
No play in baseball is over until the umpire says it is. Thanks to a smart move by
In the top of the third, Fowler smacked a one-out single off
It looked like it would quickly become a scoring opportunity for the A's, but there was just one problem -- Fowler didn't realize that the ball had bounced away.
Thinking that he was out on the force play, Fowler began to walk back toward the A's dugout. That's when Sanchez ran over from his position near third, picked up the ball, and tagged the unsuspecting Fowler:
Instead of a rally, the inning ended almost immediately afterward, when
Credit Sanchez with the heads-up play and credit Fowler for surely being glad that the A's managed to eke out the win despite his miscue.