After Saunders stole second, Kendrys Morales drove him home with a single under a backhand-glove stab by Baltimore second baseman Ryan Flaherty, and Seattle starter Aaron Harang had a 3-0 lead early.
"I missed the ball. Doesn't really matter if you misjudge it, you missed it," Jones said. "So, you make an excuse no one wants to listen to it. I missed it and cost my team. That inning turned out to be a pretty big inning. I need to clean my [stuff] up defensively. It's [very] frustrating."
Whatever. Montero wasn't about to place an asterisk next to the milestone triple.
"When I got to third base I was like 'Wow, I finally did it!'" he told Shannon Drayer of the Mariners Radio Network.
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