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Jurickson Profar steps on third for the force out and tags the runner off third for the second out of a triple play.


It’s always been said that if you go to a baseball game you might see something that’s never been seen before.

In the 106-year history of major league baseball, there was a never-before-happened moment last night in the Ballpark.

It was the first triple play in the history of major league baseball where the batter wasn’t retired.

kay, that’s splitting hairs. It’s really sifting through the rubble to find a shiny grain of sand. But, it’s at least noteworthy, if not basically worthless.

In the fourth inning, with bases loaded with Angels and no outs and the Rangers trailing 6-3, Los Angeles third baseman David Fletcher hit a hot smash to Rangers third baseman Jurickson Profar.

It looked like a line drive but it wasn’t. So Profar stepped on third for the first out, reached over and tagged the confused runner who was at third for the second out, and threw to second for a force out for the third out.

Triple play.

Rangers rally.

Mike Scioscia makes one of those patented Mike Scioscia wait what just happened and why did it happened to me faces.

Life is good.


Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 5.31) vs. Drew Hutchison (1-2, 6.07)
Game time: 7:05

The Angels have never faced Hutchison.
The Rangers have never faced Despaigne.