The White Sox turned their second triple play of the season on Wednesday night against the Astros, and it came in an important situation. The Astros, ahead 5-3, had runners on first and second with no outs in the eighth inning against reliever Dan Jennings. George Springer swung at the first pitch he saw and hit a grounder right to third baseman Todd Frazier. Frazier stepped on the bag, whipped the ball to second baseman Brett Lawrie, who relayed the ball to first baseman Jorge Abreu to complete the triple play.
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Despite the triple play, the White Sox dropped the contest to the Astros by a 5-3 score, but it could’ve been a worse loss if not for the triple-killing.
The other triple play the White Sox turned this year occurred on April 22 against the Rangers. Here’s video of that.
The White Sox last turned two triple plays in the same season in 2006.