Mariners 1B France loses mitt, recovers to make play

BOSTON — BOSTON (AP) — Mariners first baseman Ty France lost his mitt but not his head.

France used a sharp grounder from Boston’s Reese McGuire in the fourth inning of Seattle’s game against the Red Sox Tuesday night. But the ride knocked his field glove off his hand.

Don’t worry, he grabbed the mitt with the ball still in it and ran to first base to force it.

The play elicited a laugh from his teammates and France tossed the mitt in the air and gave him a small kick before returning to his position.

Since a bishop was first to act, that mistake could have cost him a double play. But the next batter, Pablo Reyes, batted too short to end the inning.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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