WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 30: Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammate Ryan Zimmerman #11 after hitting a grand slam home run in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park on June 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

The Washington Nationals did the unexpected during their matchup against the San Francisco Giants by cementing their place in MLB history with an astounding triple play.

The play occurred in the eighth inning when Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit a line drive that was picked up by Ryan Zimmerman, who proceeded to get the out at first and zipped the ball to Anthony Rendon at third to turn the triple play.

The Nationals are the first team in MLB history to pull off a 3-3-5 triple play. The Society for American Baseball Research, or SABR, has an entire database of triple plays in league history, and thanks to Zimmerman and Rendon, the Nationals put a unique stamp on one of baseball’s long-running lists.

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Colby Lanham is a graduate of Clemson University who, in addition to writing for The Comeback, has written for SI's Campus Rush, Bleacher Report, and Clemson Athletics. He is an alumni of the 2015 Sports Journalism Institute, where he also worked as an editorial intern for MLB.com. He has interests in football, basketball, and various forms of pop culture.