The Cleveland Indians may have turned the most unusual triple play in MLB history Tuesday night, and they can thank instant replay for making it happen.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had runners on the corners with no outs and Adrian Gonzalez at the plate. Then, their aggressive baserunning came back to hurt them.
Gonzalez hit a shallow fly ball to left field. After catching the ball for the first out, Indians left fielder Michael Brantley nailed Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon at the plate. Yasiel Puig took off for second base at some point during the play, and even after a slight delay, Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes' throw made it close at second.
Puig was originally ruled safe, but Indians manager Terry Francona challenged the play. After the first replay overturned the call on the field and the triple play was initially awarded to Cleveland, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wanted the play at home plate reviewed. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, both reviews went against them.
Check out the unusual 7-2-4 triple play:
Thanks to replay, the Indians were able to record the rare triple play.