Rare as they may be, the Sox pulled one off today in their game against Pittsburgh. Even more rare, is a triple play to end the game. Let's add one more improbability- the Sox committed an error in the middle of the aforementioned triple play. The Red Sox were up 3-2 in the top of the 9th. The Pirates had men on 1st and 2nd when Iglesias at SS caught a line drive and flipped it to Hulett at 2B for the 2nd out. Hulett then threw high to Bates at 1B, but backstop Dusty Brown was in position behind 1st base and was able to get the third out of the triple play with some asssistance from poor baserunning by the Pirates when he threw to 2nd base for the final out. NESN has the video here.
Fenway West 03.13.09