Play-By-Play Descriptions
of Baseball's Triple Plays (2010-2019)


Revised April 23, 2012

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4/22/2010                         AL New York Yankees              at   AL  Oakland Athletics            Oakland-Alameda Country Coliseum

Bot 6  Inning      Score V-H    2  - 4     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: MLB.com; ESPN.com

  Event: 2x3(5)1x2(54)43(B)/GTP     # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     NYA    at OAK

  Batter:   Kurt Suzuki             First Ryan Sweeney                  Second  Daric Barton                    Third

  Batter:      3       F     3              Runner 1:   2      F     46            Runner 2:   1      F     5                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Kurt Suzuki (OAK) is the batter. On the first pitch, a changeup down and away, the batter smacked a hard ground ball to the 3B (Alex Rodriguez) who ranged to

 his right and scampered to the base to force the runner from second (Daric Barton) for OUT 1

The 3B then spun and threw to the 2B (Robinson Cano) who nailed the runner from first (Ryan Sweeney) on an easy force (OUT 2]

The 2B whipped the ball to the 1B (Nick Johnson) who stepped on the first sack to put out the batter/runner (Kurt Suzuki) for OUT 3.

NOTE:  25th Triple Play turned by the Yankees and 42 years since the last one (6/3/1968 against Minnesota).

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5/19/2010                         NL New York Mets                  at   NL  Washington Nationals       Nationals Park

Bot 5  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 8*-2-6*-3*           Source: MLB.com

  Event: 8/LTP.2X2(826);1X1(63)      # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     NYN    at WAS

  Batter:   Cristian Guzman      First Nyjer Morgan                    Second  Livan Hernandez              Third

  Batter:      1       G     8              Runner 1:   3      D     3              Runner 2:   2      D     46                Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Cristian Guzman (WAS) is the batter. He hit a sinking line drive to short center field. The CF (Angel Pagan) raced in to make the catch (OUT 1)

The CF then tried to throw to second to double off the runner at second (Livan Hernandez), who had already gotten close to third. Pagan's throw sailed over 2B

and bounced toward the mound, where the C (Henry Blanco) raced to scoop it up.

The C fired to the SS (Jose Reyes) to 2B to double off Hernandez. (OUT 2). The SS then threw to the 1B (Ike Davis) who toed the bag to double off the runner

from 1st, Nyjer Morgan. (OUT 3)

NOTE:  Angel Pagan (CF) hit an IN THE PARK HOMERUN in the 4th and then started the TP in the 5th.

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6/10/2010          Game 2     NL San Diego Padres               at   NL  New York Mets                Citi Field

Bot 2  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: MLB.com; Retrosheet.org

  Event: 5(2)54(1)43(B)/GTP           # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     SDN    at NYN

  Batter:   Ruben Tejada          First Jeff Francoeur                  Second  Rod Barajas                    Third

  Batter:      3       F     3              Runner 1:   2      F     46            Runner 2:   1      F     5                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Ruben Tejada (NYN) is the batter with a 0-2 count and men on 1st & 2nd. He rippedf a ground ball down the third-base line. Chase Headley (3B) fielded the hot

 smash, stepped on third to force the runner from second, Rod Barajas (OUT 1)

The 3B then sent the ball to Lance Zawadzid (2B) to retire the runner from first, Jeff Francoeur (OUT 2)

The 2B quickly fired the ball to Adrian Gonzalez (1B) to nab the batter, Ruben Tejada (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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8/9/2010                           AL Seattle Mariners                 vs   AL  Oakland Athletics            Safeco Field

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: Retrosheet.org; Toni Horton (SABR)

  Event: 5(2)54(1)43(B)/GTP           # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     SEA    vs OAK

  Batter:   Mark Ellis                First Kevin Kouzmanoff            Second  Jack Cust                       Third

  Batter:      3       F     3              Runner 1:   2      F     46            Runner 2:   1      F     5                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Mark Ellis (OAK) is the batter with men on 1st & 2nd and an n-n count. He hit a hot smash down the third base line. Jose Lopez (3B), stepped on the bag to

force the runner from second, Jack Cust (OUT 1)

The 3B threw to Chone Figgins (2B) to force Kevin Kouzmanoff, the runner from first (OUT 2)

The 2B fired over to Casey Kotchman (1B) to nail the batter, Mark Ellis (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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4/3/2011                           AL Cleveland Indians              vs   AL  Chicago White Sox           Progressive Field

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    1  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 3*-4*-6*              Source: MLB.com, ESPN, AP, Frank Hamilton (SABR)

  Event: 3(B)34(1)46(2)/PTP            # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     CLE    vs CHA

  Batter:   Alexei Ramirez         First A.J. Pierzynski                  Second  Carlos Quentin                Third

  Batter:      1       G     23            Runner 1:   2      D     3              Runner 2:   3      D     46                Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Alexei Ramirez (CHA) is the batter in the Top of the 4th with 2 men on and a count of 0-1. He popped up a bunt attempt and the 1B, Carlos Santana, made a

spectacular diving catch. (OUT 1). The runners were in motion and had advanced.

The 1B shifted to his feet and flipped the ball to the 2B, Orlando Cabrera who was covering 1st, who stepped on the bag to double up the runner from 1st, A.J.

Pierzynski (OUT 2)

The 2B continued to stand on the first sack appearing to settle for two outs. Then he saw that the runner from 2nd, Carlos Quentin,  had ran to 3rd, so he threw

over to the SS, Asdrubal Cabrera, who doubled off Quentin. (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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8/15/2011                         NL Milwaukee Brewers            vs   NL  Los Angeles Dodgers       Miller Park

Top 2  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 0     PLAY SEQUENCE: 4-6*-3*-2*           Source: MLB.com, LA Times, SABR (Frank Hamilton)

  Event: 1x2(46)B(63)2xH(32)/GTP   # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     MIL    vs LAN

  Batter:   James Loney           First Juan Rivera                      Second  Matt Kemp                      Third

  Batter:      2       F     3              Runner 1:   1      F     46            Runner 2:   3      T     2                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Matt Kemp led off the inning with a walk and moved to second when Juan Rivera singled. James Loney (LAN) is the batter with an 0-1 count. He hit a grounder

to 2B (Josh Wilson) who made a nice backhand flip to the SS (Yuniesky Betancourt) to force the

Runner from 1st, Juan Rivera, (OUT 1) The SS threw over to the 1B (Prince Fielder) to nab the batter, James Loney (OUT 2)

Meanwhile the runner at second, Matt Kemp, was racing home and the 1B Fielder threw to the C, George Kottaras, who tagged Kemp on a close call at the

plate (OUT 3)

NOTE:

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8/16/2011          Game 2     AL Boston Red Sox                vs   AL  Tampa Bay Rays              Progresive Field

Top 4  Inning      Score V-H    2  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: MLB.com, ESPN.com, Taunton Daily Gazette, SABR (Frank

                                                                                                         Hamilton)

  Event: 2x3(5)1x2(54)43(B).GTP     # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     BOS   vs TBA

  Batter:   Sean Rodriguez       First Casey Kotchman               Second  B.J. Upton                      Third

  Batter:      3       F     3              Runner 1:   2      F     46            Runner 2:   1      F     5                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

B.J. Upton opened the 4th with a line drive single to center. Casey Kotchman lined a single to left with Upton taking second. Sean Rodriguez (TBA) on a 1-0

count hit a crisp grounder to 3B (Jed Lowrie) who took a step to his right to force Upton (OUT 1)

The 3B then fired the ball to 2B (Dustin Pedroia) for the easy out at second to force the runner from first, Casey Kotchman, (OUT 2)

The 2B had no trouble getting the throw to 1B, Adrian Gonzalez, in time to retire the Batter, Sean Rodriguez (OUT 3)

NOTE:  FIRST 5-4-3 TP in Red Sox history.

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9/27/2011                         AL Tampa Bay Rays                vs   AL  New York Yankees            Tropicana Field

Top 6  Inning      Score V-H    3  - 2     PLAY SEQUENCE: 5*-4*-3*              Source: MLB.com, Retrosheet.org

  Event: 2X3(5)1X2(54)43(B)/GTP     # Men On: 3     [ 1-2-3  ]     TBA   vs NYA

  Batter:   Russell Martin         First Jorge Posada                   Second  Nick Swisher                   Third  Mark Teixeira

  Batter:      3       F     3              Runner 1:   2      F     46            Runner 2:   1      F     5                  Runner 3:   4

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Russell Martin (NYA) is the batter with the bases loaded and no outs. He smashes a hard grounder to the 3B, Evan Longoria, who steps on the bag to put out

the runner from 2nd, Nich Swisher (OUT 1)

The 3B then fires the ball over to the 2B, Ben Zobrist, to force the runner from first, Jorge Posada, (OUT 2)

The 2B whips the ball to the 1B, Sean Rodriguez, to nab the batter, Russell Martin, (OUT 3)

NOTE:  Around-the-Horn TP

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4/15/2012                         NL Los Angeles Dodgers         vs   NL  San Diego Padres             Dodger Stadium

Top 9  Inning      Score V-H    4  - 4     PLAY SEQUENCE: 2-5*-6*-3*           Source: MLB.com, SI/CNN.com

  Event: 2X3(25)1X2(56)63(B).GTP   # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     LAN   vs SDN

  Batter:   Jesus Guzman        First Chase Headley                  Second  Yonder Alonso                Third

  Batter:      3       F     3              Runner 1:   2      F     46            Runner 2:   1      F     5                  Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Jesus Guzman (SDN) is the batter with men on 1st & 2nd and no outs. He squared to bunt, but the pitch came high and tight and hit his bat as he backed away.

The ball landed in front of the plate and the C, AJ Ellis, picked in up and threw to 3rd.

The batter Guzman was startled by what happened and didn't run to 1st base nor did the baserunners move. This made it easy for 3B, Juan Uribe, to step on the

bag and force the runner from 2nd, Yonder Alonso, (OUT 1) and throw to the SS, Dee Gordon.

The SS stepped on the middle sack to force the runner from 1st, Chase Headley, (OUT 2) and throw over to the 1B, James Loney to retire the batter, Jesus

Guzman (OUT 3).

NOTE:  Plate Umpire, Dale Scott, threw up his hands signalling the ball hit the bat then the batter indicating a foul ball.

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4/20/2012                         AL Toronto Blue Jays              at   AL  Kansas City Royals          Kauffman Stadium

Bot 3  Inning      Score V-H    0  - 1     PLAY SEQUENCE: 3*-3*-6*              Source: MLB.com

  Event: 3(B)3(1)36(2)/LTP             # Men On: 2     [ 1-2    ]     TOR   at KCA

  Batter:   Eric Hosmer            First Yuniesky Betancourt          Second  Alex Gordon                   Third

  Batter:      1       G     3              Runner 1:   2      D     3              Runner 2:   3      D     46                Runner 3:   0

              Out#  Type  Loc:                        Out#  Type  Loc:                       Out#  Type  Loc:                           Out#  Type  Loc:

    {Out Type: D=Doubled-Off F=Forced G=Gloved T=Tagged X=Strike-Out;  Out Loc: Retrosheet Field Location}

Eric Hosmer (KCA) is the batter with no outs and 2 men on base. He hit a line drive caught right at ground level by 1B, Adam Lind, (OUT 1)

Both baserunners were way off of the bag and the 1B ran a few steps to touch the bag and double off the runner at first, Yuniesky Betancourt, (OUT 2)

The 1B then threw the ball to second base, where the SS, Yunel Escobar, caught it and tripled off the runner at second, Alex Gordon (OUT 3)

NOTE:  4th Triple Play executed by Toronto in franchise history.

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