Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Kole Calhoun made a serious blunder in the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Calhoun was at bat with the bases loaded and one out when he grounded out along the first baseline. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo fielded the ball and threw it home to record the second out in the inning.
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Chicago-catcher Robinson Chirinos thought the game was over, but noticed that Calhoun didn’t run to first base. Instead, Calhoun grabbed his helmet and tried not to go to base.
After the game, Calhoun explained to reporters that he stopped to make sure he didn’t re-injure anything. But he had no explanation as to why he picked up his helmet, according to… the athletic.
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Calhoun finished 1-for-5 in the game.
“You win the ball game and it’s easy to laugh,” he added.
Fortunately, Arizona would break the 2-2 tie in the seventh inning and bring in two more runs in the eighth inning to take a 6-4 win.
Eduardo Escobar took his 21st homerun from the season in the eighth inning with a two-run home run off Rex Brothers.
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Merrill Kelly of Arizona threw eight innings and struckout six. He gave up four runs on six hits.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.