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Tribe's Cabrera pulls off MLB's 14th unassisted triple play
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2008 11:56 AM CDT
Toronto's Lyle Overbay and Indians catcher Kelly Shoppach watch Overbay's line drive as second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera catches it and starts an unassisted triple play in Cleveland on May 12, 2008.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – Asdrubal Cabrera of the Cleveland Indians last night pulled off the 14th unassisted triple play in MLB history. In the fifth inning of a 3-0, 10-inning loss to the Blue Jays, Cabrera caught Lyle Overbay's sinking liner, stepped on second to force Kevin Mench, and tagged out Marco Scutero, the Plain Dealer reports. "I was trying to speed up the game," Overbay joked.

The unassisted triple play was the first for the Indians since Bill Wambsganss' in the fifth game of the 1920 World Series. "It's even more special knowing how long it was since our last one," Cabrera said.