Athletics turn triple play against Twins
The Oakland Athletics turned the third triple play in the major
leagues this season during the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game
against the Minnesota Twins.
Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit singled against A’s starter Brett
Anderson before Trevor Plouffe hit a sharp grounder to Oakland
third baseman Josh Donaldson. Donaldson stepped on the bag, then
made a quick relay to second baseman Adam Rosales, who threw to
first baseman Chris Carter to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.
Rosales was making just his fifth start of the season after
Oakland demoted Jemile Weeks to the minors before the game.
It’s the 21st triple play in franchise history and the first by
the A’s since Randy Velarde’s unassisted triple play against the
New York Yankees on May 29, 2000.