Two runners on and nobody out. But not for long.
The New York Yankees pulled off the elusive triple play against the Baltimore Orioles on their way to beating them 5-2 Friday night.
Yahoo! Sports provides the details:
The Orioles put runners at first and second to begin the top of the eighth inning with Manny Machado coming to the plate. Machado would smack one on a short hop to second baseman Robinson Cano, which he fielded cleanly and flipped to shortstop Jayson Nix for the force out at second. There’s one out.
Now cue the circus music.
Lead runner Alexi Casilla was in a tough spot considering he didn’t know whether or not the ball would be caught, so he’s trapped in no man’s land off second. After three tosses and a valiant effort, Casilla’s finally tagged by third baseman Kevin Youkilis for the second out.
That brings us back to Machado, who decides he has a chance to move up to second while the rundown is taking place. Bad idea. Completely aware of his intentions, Youkilis fires a throw behind him to first baseman Lyle Overbay, who quickly unloads back to Cano to tag the sliding Machado for the third out. Triple play.
See it happen: