Joyce's fellow umpires as well and Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson gathered around Joyce to check on him before the crew chief left the game, walking under his own power. Second-base umpire Greg Gibson, first-base umpire Sam Holbrook and home-plate umpire Chad Fairchild called the remainder of the game -- which, as it turned out, was only one more batter -- as a three-man crew.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said after the game that he had not heard about Joyce's condition, although Joyce's exit appeared to be precautionary. McClendon felt the ball was fair, and Cano later grounded out to second for the first out of the inning, before Franklin Gutierrez hit a walk off home run.
"I thought it was a fair ball. That's not a play that you can review," McClendon said. "That would've been a tough break because [Cano] should've been on second."
Andrew Erickson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.