The Arizona Diamondbacks turned an inning-ending double-play in the top of the 2nd inning, but it actually helped their opponents, the Los Angeles Dodgers, win the game.
With one out in the top of the 2nd inning, Andre Ethier stood on 3rd base while Juan Pierre was on 2nd. Dodgers pitcher Randy Wolf stepped up to the plate and nailed a line drive that was caught by Diamondbacks starter Dan Haren. Haren then proceeded to toss the ball to second baseman Felipe Lopez, who tagged out Pierre for the third out. Inning over, right?
Not yet. Watch the controversy that ensues after the double play:
Because Ethier touched home plate before Lopez applied the tag, the run counted, and the game was tied at one. The Diamondbacks could have appealed the run by throwing to third base, but failed to do so before heading towards the dugout.
In the top of the 3rd inning, James Loney singled to drive in Rafael Furcal for the go-ahead run. The Dodgers added an insurance run when Matt Kemp doubled to deep left field, scoring Russell Martin from first base.