Jones appeared to beat the throw, but first-base umpire Gabe Morales ruled out with an emphatic first pump. After Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon came out of the dugout and challenged the call, the safe ruling was overturned and Jones went back to first base while Saunders remained at second.
The Mariners failed to take advantage of the opportunity, however, as the next batter, Robinson Cano, lined out the end the inning.
Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.