Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto turned a wild triple play in Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Indians. It was both a great play by Votto, and horrible baserunning by Cleveland.

In the top of the eighth inning, Cleveland had runners at first and third with no outs, when Josh Naylor hit a line drive to Votto. The first baseman — and future Hall of Famer — made a nice catch, and then tagged out baserunner Franmil Reyes.

In Reyes’ case, he was just caught in a tough spot (granted, he could’ve frozen and then headed back to first a little faster, but that’s a lot easier to say in our position). But Eddie Rosario took off from third base immediately, either forgetting the rules of baseball or thinking Votto didn’t catch the ball in the air (we’ll assume it’s the latter). Rosario thought he had scored a run, when instead he was about to be the final out of a triple play turned by Votto.

On seemingly a daily basis, baseball really does create moments we’ve never seen before.

That ended up being a HUGE play. The Reds walked it off with a 3-2 win in the 10th inning.

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