Watch Minnesota Twins Turn Matter-Of-Fact Triple Play In Win Vs. Angels

Sheri Evans
June 4, 2017

Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer watches his two-run home run during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, June 2, 2017. Sano stepped on third for the force, fired ahead of the sliding Escobar to Brian Dozier at second, whose relay to first easily beat Marte to complete the first triple play turned against the Angels since 2004.

It wasn't particularly special or notable for any reason other than the fact they turned a triple play, and we see only a few every season.

Minnesota recorded its first triple play since May 27, 2006.

"I kept thinking about it", Sano said.

Meyer, in his sixth start of the season, gave up one run and five hits in six innings.

Sano, who had missed the previous two games because of an illness, hit a long homer to center off former Twins prospect Alex Meyer in the second to give the Twins a 1-0 lead.

Following Polanco, Eddie Rosario ripped a ball into the left field corner bringing Polanco to third and arriving at second with a double to represent the go-ahead run.

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However, in the bottom of the eighth, Taylor Rogers wasn't so lucky as he gave up a solo home run to Calhoun, his second of the day, to make it 2-1 going into the ninth. The 29-year-old native of IN picked up his only win of 2017 IN his previous outing despite being tagged for six runs on seven hits and four walks over five frames at Baltimore.

The Twins' rally in the ninth against reliever Jose Alvarez (0-2) was aided by a miscue from Marte, who dropped a one-out popup from Jorge Polanco for an error.

"We hung in there and got a little bit of a break on the pop-up", Molitor said. "Seems like I'm hitting balls right at people, so it's nice to get a couple tonight".

"I have obviously have my own plan to get him out", Mejia said through an interpreter.

With outfielders Mike Trout and Cameron Maybin on the disabled list, the Angels signed veteran Michael Bourn, 34, to a minor-league contract. He has five homers, 21 RBI's and six stolen bases.

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