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Smoak stopped at third, and was never going to make an attempt for home, but rookie Santander overthrew the cutoff man on the infield and his throw bounced past Sisco at home plate and into the Blue Jays dugout.
Bryant took second on the play when Bryce Harper overthrew the cutoff man, and that miscue came back to haunt the Nats when Anthony Rizzo followed with a line drive RBI single to give the visitors a pair of unearned runs.
And then Brandon Crawford scales the wall of the stadium, swims out into the bay and hits the cutoff man back ashore.
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper missed the cutoff man and Bryant streaked into second, narrowly beating the throw with a head-first slide.
The importance of hitting the cutoff man - and, perhaps, Puig's refusal to do so - is largely overstated.
Mike Jirschele, the Royals’ third-base coach, had noticed that Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista tended to go for the hero throw on balls hit to the right-field corner — over the cutoff man, directly to second base — even with a runner on first.
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