Rangers turn unusual triple play

Rangers turn unusual triple play

Texas pulled off the sixth triple play in franchise history in the fourth inning.

That's not all. Stats by Stats noted that this was the first big-league triple play without the batter being retired since June 3, 1912, when the Dodgers did it against the Reds.

That's a 5-4 triple play with the third baseman recording the first two outs.

David Fletcher hit a rocket one-hop groundball and third baseman Jurickson Profar made a terrific diving stop.

"It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar", said Rangers manager Jeff Banister.

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Profar then stepped on third, tagged the runner who had been on third, Taylor Ward, and threw to Rougned Odor at second to force out right fielder Kole Calhoun. "Very slow heartbeat in that moment".

Score it a 5-4 triple play, the second in Major League Baseball this season.

You know how they say that every time you turn on a baseball game you have a chance of seeing something you've never seen before? "I wasn't sure why the runner at first base didn't run either, so they thought it was a line drive".

We have no idea what's going on ... but it's a triple play! The Rangers scored five unanswered runs after escaping the fourth-inning, bases-loaded jam to win the game 8-6.

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