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Cardinals record triple play in loss to Jays

St. Louis turns three for first time in nine years
06/06/2014 10:30 PM ET
By The Associated Press

The Cardinals completed their first triple play in nine years on Friday night.(AP)
TORONTO (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have turned a triple play in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Back-to-back singles by Anthony Gose and Jose Reyes and a fielding error by third baseman Matt Carpenter on Melky Cabrera's grounder loaded the bases. Jose Bautista then hit a sharp liner to Daniel Descalso at second that nearly struck umpire Manny Gonzalez.

Descalso flipped to shortstop Jhonny Peralta to double Reyes off second base and Peralta threw to first get Cabrera for the third out.

It's the first triple play for the Cardinals since May 5, 2005, against San Diego. It's the seventh time the Blue Jays have hit into a triple play.

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