Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night.
In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors.
"It was an all-around heads-up play by Profar," Texas manager Jeff Banister said. "Very slow heartbeat in that moment."
Profar started the defensive gem at third base and later homered to help the Rangers rally from an early five-run deficit for an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Texas pulled off the sixth triple play in franchise history in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, David Fletcher hit...