MILWAUKEE -- Had the Brewers stopped at a double play in the second inning of Monday's game, it would have been highlight-worthy enough. Instead they turned three and made some history.Four Brewers defenders combined on the sixth triple play in franchise history, a sensational play that bailed starter Randy Wolf out of a two-on, no-out jam and aided their 3-0 win over the Dodgers at Miller Park.
One up, three down
|8/15/2011||MIL 3, LAD 0||Josh Wilson (2B) to Yuniesky Betancourt (SS) to Prince Fielder (1B) to George Kottaras (C)|
|Casey McGehee (3B) to Felipe Lopez (2B) to Prince Fielder (1B)|
|4/16/1999||CHC 9, MIL 4||Jeff Cirillo (3B) to Fernando Vina (2B) to Sean Berry (1B)|
|7/28/1997||MIL 9, TOR 4||Jeff Cirillo (3B) to Mark Loretta (2B) to Dave Nilsson (1B)|
|5/16/1979||CAL 4, MIL 3||Sal Bando (3B) to Paul Molitor (2B) to Cecil Cooper (1B)|
|4/28/1971||BOS 10, MIL 3||Rick Auerbach (SS) to Ted Kubiak (2B) to Mike Hegan (1B) to Ellie Rodriguez (C)|
As easy as 4-6-3-2
Thus Wolf was out of his jam, and the Brewers were on the way to their defense-fueled win.
The Brewers also turned four double plays, making them the first team to execute a triple play and four double plays in the same game since the Yankees at the St. Louis Browns on July 17, 1953.