Athletics Vs. Twins: A's Turn A Triple Play

The Oakland Athletics made a little history Tuesday, turning the 21st triple play in team history during the fifth inning of their game against the Minnesota Twins.

After Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit reached on singles to open the inning, Brett Anderson got Trevor Plouffe to ground to third baseman Josh Donaldson. Donaldson quickly stepped on third base to get Morneau, then he fired to second baseman Adam Rosales for the second out. Rosales completed the around the horn triple play by throwing to first baseman Chris Carter just in time to get Plouffe.

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The 5-4-3 triple play was the third triple play turned in the Major Leagues this season and the first turned by the Athletics since 2000.

Check out Twinkie Town for more Minnesota baseball coverage, and be sure to visit Athletics Nation for more A's coverage. Also head over to Baseball Nation for even more analysis from around the league.

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