Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just In Case You Haven't Seen It ...

The Yankees turned their first triple play since 1968 Thursday.

Video: Watch the play here

Unfortunately, the play came in a 4-2 loss to the A's in Oakland, snapping a six-game winning streak.

CC Sabathia pitched eight innings, but struggled with his control, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits and six walks. He struck out just two, which explains why he threw just 97 pitches, only 51 for strikes.

Associated Press
While the loss was disappointing, it was nice to watch a bit of history. With two on in the sixth, Alex Rodriguez fielded Kurt Suzuki's hard grounder just wide of third. A-Rod raced to third to tag the bag, fired to second where Robinson Cano took the throw and made the quick relay to Nick Johnson, just nipping Suzuki at first.

The last time the Yankees turned a triple play was on June 3, 1968 -- as span of 6,632 regular season games -- with Mickey Mantle recording the final out on a ball hit by Minnesota's John Roseboro.

Pitcher Dooley Womack snagged a liner by Roseboro, threw to third baseman Bobby Cox to get the second out. Cox relay was in time to Mantle at first.

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