After Everth Cabrera and Seth Smith reached base on a single and a walk, respectively, Carlos Quentin hit a one-hopper to Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado. Arenado touched third and threw to DJ LeMahieu at second for the first two outs. LeMahieu's throw to Justin Morneau at first was a touch late, but Smith was called for interference after sliding into LeMahieu's feet, which were considerably off the base.
Before Sunday, the Rockies last turned a triple play on April 29, 2007, when Troy Tulowitzki earned one of the unassisted variety in a win over the Braves. A little more than four years earlier, Todd Helton and Jose Hernandez turned Colorado's first triple play in a victory over the Cardinals.
All three of the Rockies' triple plays have come at Coors Field.