Yankees turn triple play in win over Orioles

On Friday night, the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2, and while Adam Jones' three-run error is going to get all of the headlines, the Yankees had a pretty unique play of their own on the defensive side of the field: they turned a triple play in the top of the eighth when the Orioles had a prime opportunity to rally back.

With men on first and second, Manny Machado hit a one-hopper to Robinson Cano at second, who threw to Jayson Nix at second to force out Nick Markakis. Nix then got Alexi Casilla in a rundown between second and third with Kevin Youkilis, who tagged Casilla out and threw over to first, where Lyle Overbay got Machado into a rundown with Cano before he tagged the Oriole out to end the inning, and give the Yankees their first triple play since April 22nd, 2010 against the A's, and the first one they've turned at Yankee Stadium since June 3rd, 1968.

And for the record, you can score that triple play as 4-6-5-6-5-3-4, the first time that line has resulted in a triple play in league history. 

Joe Lucia

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