Twins Go First 8 5 Triple Play in MLB History Video

Twins Go First 8-5 Triple Play in MLB History (Video)

Monday was anything but a routine day at the ballpark for the Twins thanks to a one-of-a-kind triple play never before seen in MLB history.

With runners on first and second base in the bottom of the seventh inning against the White Sox, outfielder Byron Buxton recorded the first out on a flyball from AJ Pollock with an impressive catch on the wall. The Minnesota standout quickly threw the ball to third baseman Gio Urshela, who knocked out Yoan Moncada as he retired to second before stepping on the pocket to pull Adam Engel back. Moncada and Engel started the game in first and second place and found themselves in a precarious position after misjudging Pollock’s ball.

After the chaos finally settled, the wild innings-ending sequence was officially recognized as the first 8-5 triple play in the league’s 146-year history. according to

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As the stunned guaranteed rate field crowd looked on, cameras caught a similar reaction on the face of White Sox manager Tony La Russa, who couldn’t believe what he had just seen.

After allowing a run earlier in the inning, the Twins somehow managed to stay alive after spinning off one of the most unlikely triple plays ever – and ended up biting the White Sox in the long run.

By tying 2-2 in the extra innings, Minnesota recorded four runs on Chicago’s one to walk away with a 6-3 win on the road.

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