Monday was anything but a routine day on the football field twinsthanks to a unique triple play that has never been seen before in MLB history.
With runners at first and second base at the bottom of the seventh inning against the White Sox, defensive player Byron Buxton scored the first out on an AJ Pollock fly ball with an impressive wall catch. The Minnesota superstar quickly tossed the ball to third baseman Geo Urcella, who flagged Yoann Moncada as he slipped to second before stepping on the bag to retire Adam Engel; Moncada and Engel started the play first and second, respectively, and found themselves in a precarious position after misjudging a Bullock fly ball.
Once the chaos was finally over, the runaway sequence ending in the first half was officially recognized as the first 8-5 triplex game recorded in the league’s 146-year history, According to MLB.com.
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As the astonished audience of the Guaranteed Rate Field team looked on, the 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 letting a one-off run early in the first half, the twins somehow managed to survive after making one of the most unbelievable triple plays ever – and the White Sox was finally bitten.
With the score still tied at 2-2 after nine runs, the contest went to additional innings and was eventually won by Minnesota. The twins scored four runs in the Sox to take a 6-3 victory on the road.
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