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.