Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond attempted to come up with the grab and was going to make a throw home, but instead the ball hit off his glove and Martin easily scored. That put the Blue Jays in front, 7-3, as Martin became the first Toronto player to steal home since Brett Lawrie did it on April 22, 2012, at Kansas City.
"That's what we call a double steal," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons jokingly said to reporters after the game.
It also marked the first time in Martin's career that he stole home. He has three stolen bases this season, which is one away from the total amount Martin had in all of 2014.
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