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The Detroit Tigers turned a triple play in the sixth inning of tonight’s game against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
With a run in and runners on first and second, Drew VerHagen entered the game to replace Buck Farmer on the mound.
The first hitter VerHagen faced was Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar, who hit a grounder to Jeimer Candelario at third. Candelario had to range to his right to field the ball, where he then stepped on third, then threw to second. Ian Kinsler took the throw and then relayed to Efren Navarro at first, where the throw beat Pillar by a half a step.
It’s the first time the Tigers have turned a triple play since Aug. 1, 2001, against the Mariners.
Candelario was at third while Nick Castellanos played his first game in rightfield in his major league career. It’s the first time since Castellanos was a September call-up in 2013 that he played in the outfield.
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