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Yankees turn triple play against Orioles

Apr 12, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

New York Yankees' Sabathia reacts after being called for a balk against the Baltimore Orioles during their American League game in New York Reuters

The Orioles appeared to be mounting a rally in the top of the eighth after surrendering three runs to the Yankees in the bottom of the seventh. Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis both singled to put runners on first and second with no outs, but after a lengthy battle between starter C.C. Sabathia and third baseman Manny Machado, the Yankees were treated to a triple play to maintain their 5-2 lead. It was a little confusing. The recap from’s Gameday:

Second baseman Robinson Cano to shortstop Jayson Nix to third baseman Kevin Youkilis to shortstop Jayson Nix to third baseman Kevin Youkilis to first baseman Lyle Overbay to second baseman Robinson Cano. Alexi Casilla out at 3rd. Nick Markakis out at 2nd.

That is 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 if you’re scoring the game at home.

  1. dondada10 - Apr 12, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that Suzyn Waldman ejaculated on-air upon the final out?

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      oh my gosh, Suzy Q you dirty thing you!

    • jolink653 - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:03 AM

      Jawhn, I gotta tell you, I talked to Kevin Youlilis before the game, and he told me that he ate a banana before the game because the extra potassium helps him turn triple plays, so that must be what it was…probably got that banana from George Steinbrenner’s bawx

      • jimeejohnson - Apr 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM

        Actually, he got it from the Donald Orangutan Trump’s suite.

  2. tackleberries - Apr 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Awww, awwww my Gawd John…..that was a multiple. Three times in fact.

    • dondada10 - Apr 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM


  3. uyf1950 - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Not many times fans get a chance to see a team turn a triple play. Even fewer times you get to see one like that.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      Tulo’s unassisted was better. :)

    • manchestermiracle - Apr 13, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Not many times fans see a team make that many base-running blunders in one inning.

      • damnyankee13 - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        only saw 1, the batter should have stayed on first

      • uyf1950 - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:47 PM

        I would think most triple plays involve some sort of base running faux pas.

  4. historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Dammit, Jones, stop blowing bubbles! >:(

    Also, Hafner HBP but no fight. Almost looked like a Dickslayer for a minute.

    The triple play was kinda sloppy looking. Not like their last one.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      Sloppy? On the O’s part, maybe. If the Yanks don’t execute perfectly, they don’t get it.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM

        There was some chasing and blah blah. The video of the previous was smooth. I’m not trashing the stanks. Calm down.

    • bigharold - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      “The triple play was kinda sloppy looking. Not like their last one.”

      I think it was a triple plat the hard way, .. like drawing to an inside straight. In most cases triple plays are possible because everybody is in the exact right place. The Yankee had to work for this one. It would be cool to replay it with the Benny Hill music playing in the background. Regardless it counts just the same.

      What was ugly was Jones dropping Well’s fly allowing the Yankees to go ahead. I’m betting Showalter is explaining to Jones that the bubble blowing thing needs to be retired right about now.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:36 PM

        Agreed on both.

  5. badintent - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Thanks, Adam Jones for the bubble gum bubble .trouble !All Os donations are welcome. Same for the little league base running tonight for the tripleplay

    • ctony1216 - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Adam Jones did it again: 2 dropped balls with the bases loaded this season. He did it in the Opening Game too. Screwed up a great outing by Jason Hammell in that one. O’s pitchers might start getting a little annoyed with A.J. if this keeps up.

  6. randygnyc - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    The ugliest part of this game was CC phantom balk.

  7. fukpittsburgh - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:37 AM

    No question AJ10 had a nightmare last night. Feel bad for him but there is no question he gets the blame for the loss. 0-4 with two double play balls and the Canseco-esque fielding error of all time in the 7th inning. Blood boiling.

  8. dinkydow - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    My understanding is that it’s the first ever triple play that involved all 4 infielders, 3-6. Anyone else hear that?

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