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Two straight nights with a triple play

Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:00 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 9:49 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Monday night, the Brewers turned a triple play against the Dodgers. The Red Sox must have felt left out, because Tuesday night they turned a triple play of their own. It was the first time since 1981 there were triple plays on consecutive nights, though one time in 1990, the Twins turned two in the same game (SABR.org).

The triple play is a rare feat for many reasons, but many seem to happen on line drives that catch runners too far off the base or on weird plays where baserunners are confused. Not these two. The Red Sox and Brewers both just made really good defensive plays to get the job done.

The Brewers turned a pretty routine 4-6-3 double play, but first baseman Prince Fielder noticed Dodgers baserunner Matt Kemp -- who started the play on second base -- going home. Fielder cut Kemp down at home to end the inning. It was just the sixth triple play in franchise history and the Brewers first since 2009 (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).

Watch the video below.



As for the Red Sox play, it was of the around-the-horn variety. With runners on first and second in the top of the fourth, Sean Rodriguez grounded an Erik Bedard pitch to third base, where Jed Lowrie stepped on the bag himself, threw to second and the Dustin Pedroia completed the throw to first. It was the Red Sox first triple play since July 8, 1994 when John Valentine had an unasisted triple play.

Watch the video on MLB.com by clicking here.

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