Everything seems to be going right for the Oakland Athletics this year. They find themselves a surprising participant in the American League playoff chase and are 10 games over .500.
Things continued to go their way last night in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins that featured a 5-4-3 triple play.
It was the 21st triple play in franchise history and the first since 2000.
"That was extremely exciting," A’s pitcher Brett Anderson said. "In that situation, you're trying to get a ground ball, maybe a double play. I didn't know how close it was going to be at first and fortunately we were able to get him out. It was a pretty special moment. I've never seen a triple play in person, let alone be on the mound for it, so it's pretty awesome and it kind of propelled me for the last two innings."