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Twins turn second triple play in two weeks in finale vs. Braves

The Minnesota Twins pulled off the inexplicable during the Wednesday’s finale of a three-game tilt with the Atlanta Braves, as the AL Central-leading squad turned a triple play for the second time in just over two weeks.

Already down 6-0 — the second game in a row the Twins got down big to the Braves — starter Martin Perez loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the third inning with Tyler Flowers headed to the plate.

The Braves catcher hit a grounder to third baseman Miguel Sano, who stepped on the bag, threw to second baseman Jonathan Schoop who proceeded to relay a throw just in time to first baseman C.J. Cron for the triple play.

MLB Stats shared some remarkable statistical oddities related to Wednesday’s triple play.

The Twins turned their first triple play of the season against the New York Yankees on July 22.

The odds of a team turning a triple play during a given season are low. To turn two in the span of just two weeks is downright uncanny.