Alex Wilson

For 3! Tigers turn first triple play since 2001, beat Jays

With the Detroit Tigers facing a tough situation, manager Brad Ausmus asked reliever Drew VerHagen to deliver a double-play grounder.

With an assist from rookie third baseman Jeimer Candelario, VerHagen went one better.

Candelario helped turn Detroit's first triple play in 16 years, Nicholas Castellanos slugged his third career grand slam and the Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night.

With runners at first and second, Candelario backhanded Kevin Pillar's grounder and stepped on third base. Second baseman Ian Kinsler took his feed and made a quick turn for the second out, and his throw to first narrowly beat Pillar for the Tigers' first triple play...