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Monday, Apr 30, 2007, 10:33 am

Unassisted Triple Play

By Brian Zick
AP reports:
At Coors Field, Kelly Johnson and Edgar Renteria singled for the Braves in the seventh inning and were running on a 3-2 pitch when [Colorado shortstop Troy] Tulowitzki caught Chipper Jones' line drive behind second base. The rookie stepped on the bag to double up Johnson and then tagged Renteria for the third out.

Apparently unsure if he had completed the play properly, Tulowitzki went back and touched second base again, then threw to first. Nothing to worry about — the inning was already over.

It was the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history and first since shortstop Rafael Furcal did it for Atlanta on Sept. 10, 2003, against St. Louis.

Tulowitzki also turned the second triple play in the Rockies' 13-year history. The first happened April 10, 2003, against the Cardinals.
ESPN has the video.

via Phil Denslow
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