8 Sep 2009

Brewers score rare triple play in MLB

6:42 am on 8 September 2009

The Milwaukee Brewers turned a rare triple play en route to a 2-1, 12-inning win over the visiting San Francisco Giants.

With runners on first and second in the sixth inning, the Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee fielded a grounder by San Francisco's Aaron Rowand, stepped on the bag for one out and threw to second baseman Felipe Lopez for a second out.

Lopez then tossed the ball to Prince Fielder at first base to complete the triple play. Fielder later won the game with a 12th-inning home run.

The triple play was the Brewers' first since April 1999 and the fifth in the Major Leagues this season.