Carter threw across the diamond on instincts, he said.
"I knew the outs, but I just saw the runner and Correa got over to third and I just kind of locked up for a second and threw it over there, and went 'Oh, wait,'" Carter said. "As soon as I threw it, I was like, 'Four outs. Never mind.'"
Carter chuckled at Diaz signaled out.
"We got a call out of it," he said.
Of course, Carter's throw was right on the money, which was something he hoped he still could get credit for doing.
"It was a great throw," he joked.
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.