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.
- Dan Gartland