LOS ANGELES -- What was third-base coach Tim Wallach doing while the Rays were maneuvering to erase Juan Uribe at third base with the hidden-ball trick on Saturday?
He was telling Uribe to stay on the bag, having seen Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar flip the ball to Evan Longoria at third base.
While he was listening, Uribe shifted his weight just enough for his foot to come off the bag, and Longoria slapped the tag for the out.
"I didn't make it clear enough," said Wallach, himself an All-Star third baseman.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.