It was the top of the fourth inning, and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was batting with Manny Machado on first. The ball was a laser, and it was hit right to third baseman Eugenio Suarez, who was manning the shift between first and second base. Suarez recovered the ball quickly and, assuming that the ball was still live, threw it to second base to get Machado out.
Recently-returned New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia walked fresh-off-the-DL Trea Turner with the bases loaded to force in the winning run for the Washington Nationals. With the score tied up at 3-3 in the top of the eleventh in the series opener in Citi Field, Bryce Harper started a rally for the visiting Washington Nationals with an opposite field double to left field off Mets left-hander Josh Smoker. Mets skipper Terry Collins put Daniel Murphy on with an intentional walk and went to reliever Jeurys Familia, who threw a wild pitch to Anthony Rendon that allowed Harper to take third, then walked Rendon and pinch hitter Trea Turner to load the bases and force in the go-ahead run in consecutive at bats.
The San Francisco Giants slow start has been compounded since arriving in Denver early on Thursday. No, the Giants did not have a game that day, but they still managed to lose when Madison Bumgarner was injured in a dirt bike accident. The San Francisco ace will be forced to miss at least six weeks, and perhaps longer, with a separated left shoulder and bruised ribs. In fact, the Rockies were determined to continue inflicting damage, defeating San Francisco 6-5.