Indians turn double review triple play

Second baseman Jason Kipnis reacts after Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is picked off at second base in the last out of the triple play.

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Instant replay has done a lot of things this season, but it broke new ground during the fifth inning of Tuesday’s Indians-Dodgers game.

The Tribe turned a triple play but needed replay in order for it to happen. With runners on first and third and none out, Adrian Gonzalez flied out to Michael Brantley. Dee Gordon, who is one of the fastest runners in the National League, tagged up but was thrown out at the plate on a perfect throw from Brantley, who got his 10th outfield assist of the season.

Catcher Yan Gomes hesitated for a second after tagging out Gordon, which allowed Yasiel Puig to tag up from first. Puig was originally called safe at second but replay showed that Jason Kipnis tagged Puig, who slid in headfirst as Kipnis tagged him before the hand touched the bag. That review lasted 89 seconds.

After Terry Francona won that challenge, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly challenged the call at the plate but that call stood after 94 seconds of deliberations.

The Indians have now had calls overturned on nine of their 19 replay challenges this season. The Dodgers have lost only eight of their 20 challenges.

The triple play, which was the first for the Tribe since April 3, 2011, against the White Sox, helped squelch a Dodgers’ rally as the Indians hung on to a 5-3 lead at the end of the inning.