Indians wait through 2 replays on triple play
- Article by: JOE RESNICK
- Associated Press
- July 2, 2014 - 12:00 AM
LOS ANGELES — The Cleveland Indians executed an unorthodox triple play in the fourth inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday night that required two video replay reviews to sort out.
With runners on first and third, Adrian Gonzalez lifted a fly ball to left fielder Michael Brantley, who threw out Dee Gordon at the plate. Catcher Yan Gomes then fired to second baseman Jason Kipnis for the tag on Yasiel Puig as he slid headfirst.
Cleveland manager Terry Francona challenged the original safe call at second and got the play overturned after a replay delay that lasted 1 minute, 29 seconds. Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly then challenged the call at the plate, but that call stood after another wait of 1 minute, 34 seconds.
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