Yankees Turn First Triple Play Since 1968

Shashwat BaxiCorrespondent IApril 22, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 20:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Alex Rodriguez #13 and Curtis Granderson #14 after scoring on a Nick Swisher single in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics during an MLB game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on April 20, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Yankees may have lost by 2 runs against the Oakland A's, but this afternoon's game will be remembered for one defensive play.

In the bottom of the 6th inning of today's game, Kurt Suzuki stepped to the plate with  Ryan Sweeney on 1st and Daric Barton on 2nd base and nobody out. Suzuki, in the first inning, drilled a 3-R Run home run against CC Sabathia to give Oakland the early lead.

This time, Suzuki hit a hard ground ball right at Alex Rodriguez who fielded it and ran over to tag 3rd base for the force out. He then quickly threw it over to Robinson Cano to get Sweeney at 2nd base. Cano took the throw and fired a strike to Nick Johnson to get Suzuki.

It was the first Triple Play for the New York Yankees since June 3rd of 1968.