Friday, April 12, 2013

Video: Yankees turn improbable triple play against Orioles

The New York Yankees turned one of the wackiest triple plays in baseball history Friday night.

It came in the top of the eighth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-2 over the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

The Orioles managed to get a man on first and second after back-to-back singles to begin the inning off New York's C.C. Sabathia. Then, on a full count, Manny Machado hit a low liner toward Robinson Cano at second base.

Cano tossed the ball to shortstop Jayson Nix for the force out at second. Baltimore's Nick Markakis, thinking the ball was going to be caught by Cano, got trapped in a rundown between second and third base.

Third baseman Kevin Youkilis tagged Markakis and then threw to first baseman Lyle Overbay when Machado ranged too far off the bag. Overbay then threw to Cano, who tagged Machado, to record the first triple play by the Yankees since April 2010. Coincidentally, Sabathia was also the pitcher on the mound when that occurred, as well.

Officially, it went down as 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 in the score book.

New York proceeded to go on and record their fourth straight win. 

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