Watch: Astros turn franchise's first triple play since 2004

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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