The Tigers turned a double play against the Mets on Friday despite the ball bouncing off the shortstop's glove. 

By SI Wire
March 06, 2015

The Detroit Tigers turned a rather unorthodox double play against the New York Mets on Friday.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Mets catcher Anthony Recker hit a chopper to shortstop with runners on first and second. The ball took a wayward carom off the glove of a charging Hernan Perez, and it looked at first as if the Mets would be set up with the bases loaded. 

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Of course, the ball bounced perfectly toward the bag, where second baseman Andrew Romine was waiting. Romine grabbed it with his bare hand as he stepped on second base, and turned two.

Earlier in Friday's game, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey made his spring debut, pitching in his first game since August 2013. He struck out three of the six batters he faced, retiring all of them. 

- Molly Geary

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