Watch: Yankees turn game-ending triple play


Some teams go years without turning a triple play. In 2021, it's becoming old hat for the New York Yankees.

Two days after turning their second triple play of the season, Aroldis Chapman induced a ground ball to third base from Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy. Gio Urshela stepped on third base and fired to second base, starting a game-ending triple play:

Chapman had walked the first two batters of the inning, so this triple play potentially saved the six-time All-Star from blowing a 2-1 lead. It was the first time that a triple play was turned in the ninth inning of a one-run game since a Reds-Cardinals game in the 1960s, when Mickey Mantle would have been at first base for the Yankees and Roger Maris was a Cardinal:

With the win, the Yankees took two out of three from the A's, and improved to 38-33 on the season.

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