Rockies turn rare triple play against Padres

By: Associated Press
May 18, 2014 Updated: May 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm
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photo - Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, throws the ball after fielding an infield single off the bat of San Diego Padres' Tim Stauffer as Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman looks on in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, May 18, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, left, throws the ball after fielding an infield single off the bat of San Diego Padres' Tim Stauffer as Padres third base coach Glenn Hoffman looks on in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, May 18, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

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.

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