Yankees secure victory and athletics with another triple play, MLB record tie
If a double play is the best friend of the pitcher, what is a triple play?
The Yankees had already completed two triple plays this season before Sunday, including one that has never been seen in MLB history. Then they took out another one, and there couldn’t have been a better time.
With the Yankees at risk in the ninth inning, Aroldis Chapman closer to A catcher Sean Murphy managed to land Gio Urshela on third base, stepped on the bag and passed it on to DJ LeMahieu, and threw it to Chris Gittens on the 5th -4-3 game-ender.
It was a Yankees play-off record: it’s a three-game three-game watermark played in a season, with the last feat the 2016 White Sox did.
Yankees second triple play of the year – 1-3-6-2-5-6 triple kill vs. Blue Jays June 17 – never performed in baseball history:
The game’s end-of-game triple play on Father’s Day won 2-1 against Oakland and beat New York’s hot A-team. New York moves to 38-33 and continues to steer the boat despite the season.
But hey, it’s a beautiful gift for dads everywhere.