Saturday May 23rd, 2015

The Houston Astros turned the franchise's first triple play since 2004 in Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

Third baseman Jonathan Villar fielded a grounder, stepped on the bag and threw to second baseman Jose Altuve, who threw out Ian Kinsler at first base. Kinsler is actually an above-average runner, having been successful on all six of his stolen base attempts this season.

Houston's last triple play was also scored 5-4-3 (Morgan Ensberg to Jeff Kent to Mike Lamb).

The last time the Tigers had a triple play turned against them was in 2009, a play that started with a line drive to Kinsler, who was playing for the Texas Rangers.

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- Dan Gartland

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