Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tribe Memorable Play: Santana's Triple Play

April 3, 2011: The Indians needed a strong pitching performance from Justin Masterson in just their third game of the year. The White Sox battered Fausto Carmona for 10 runs in 3 innings and put up 7 runs against Carlos Carrasco in 6.2 innings. Masterson gave the Indians exactly what they needed by going 7 innings giving up 1R/1ER on 7 hits with 0 strikeouts and 2 walks as the beat the White Sox 7-1 for their first victory of the season.

Masterson received quite a boost from his defense in the top of the fourth inning. Masterson walked Carlos Quentin to lead off the inning and A.J. Pierzynski followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Alexei Ramirez attempted a sacrifice bunt which Carlos Santana (playing 1st base) made a diving catch on. Santana threw back to Orlando Cabrera covering first base for the second out and then threw back to Asdrubal Cabrera at second base to complete the triple play.  It was the first Triple Play by the Indians since Asdrubal Cabrera turned an unassisted triple play on May 12. 2008.

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