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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

St. Louis Cardinals turn first triple play since 2005 (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-4 in their last 23 games and the way things have been going lately it’s tough to imagine them on the wrong side of a highlight. However, that’s what happened during Friday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jose Bautista was at the plate with the bases loaded. More often than not, you would probably expect the Jays slugger to deliver in that situation.

cardinals-triple-playThis wasn’t one of those times. Bautista hit a line drive that was caught by Daniel Descalso, who flipped to Jhonny Peralta for the second out. Peralta then threw to Allen Craig before Melky Cabrera was able to return for the third and final out.

The result was the first triple play turned by the Cardinals since 2005 and the first the Jays have hit into since 2008.

What shouldn’t go unmentioned is the effort by second base umpire Manny Gonzalez to avoid being hit by the ball. Those were some pretty good reflexes.

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