Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna recorded the 100th save of his career on Tuesday night, closing the book on a 2-1 victory over the Orioles. In doing so, Osuna became the youngest pitcher to reach 100 saves. He’s 23 years and 62 days old.
As Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith noted on Monday, the record was previously held by Francisco Rodriguez, who got to 100 saves at 24 years and 246 days old.
It was an easy ninth for Osuna, as he got Adam Jones to fly out, Pedro Alvarez to pop out, and Chris Davis to line out. Osuna has yet to allow a run this season in 6 1/3 innings while recording five saves and striking out three batters.
Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.
Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.
That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.