St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Rays turned a crucial
triple play during the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the New York
With the Yankees leading, 3-2, and nobody out with the bases full, catcher
Russell Martin grounded a ball toward third base, tight to the line.
Evan Longoria grabbed the ball as he stepped on the bag to quickly record the
first out, then fired to Ben Zobrist for the second. Zobrist's relay to Sean
Rodriguez at first completed the play and got the Rays out of the jam.
It also kept Tampa Bay in a pivotal game. The Rays entered Tuesday tied with
Boston for the wild card lead.
It was the third triple play in team history, first since September 2, 2006
against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field.
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