Thomson ReutersApril 1, 2014 13:18
3B Nick Castellanos made a rookie mistake Monday when he tried unsuccessfully to stretch a single to left into a double leading off the fifth inning. Castellanos knew one of the top left-field arms in the game, LF Alex Gordon's, was lurking but he tried for second anyway and was easily thrown out. He also had a problem with three straight soft pitches, striking out, but the third one got away from the catcher, allowing CF Austin Jackson, who had tripled with one out, to score the tying run. He saw a slider in the ninth and laced it to center to set up the winning run.