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The Tigers grounded into a triple play but it’s OK

We can laugh about it because they’re up by seven runs.

Triple plays are rarities in baseball. Only a handful are turned each season, and teams can go years without seeing one in a game. The Detroit Tigers saw one on Thursday, but of the wrong variety.

Coming on the heels of two rain delays — and a day after this marathon of a game — this looked like a bad omen for the Tigers.

Fortunately, they took it to Baltimore Orioles starter Chris Tillman, who departed after allowing seven runs in two innings. I don’t have a stat to back this up, but one imagines it has to be one of the shortest outings for any starter in MLB history that had a triple play turned behind him.