Cleveland turns triple play

Cleveland turns 7-2-4 triple play with help of replay

Triple plays are rare. Two teams challenging different parts of the same play is even more rare.

Both happened at once in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

In the 4th inning, Adrian Gonzalez flew out to Michael Brantley in left field with runners on the corners and nobody out. Dee Gordon tried to tag from third base, but a perfect throw from Brantley nailed the speedy Gordon at home. As Yan Gomes was celebrating the tag, Yasiel Puig tried to take second base. Gomes fired down to second, but Puig was initially called safe.

Cleveland challenged that ruling, and after review, Puig was called out at second, creating a (replay-aided) 7-2-4 triple play. After Puig was called out, the Dodgers challenged the tag on Gordon at home. That aspect of the play was upheld, and the triple play stood.

Even Vin Scully got confused. That’s how weird that play was.

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