NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer
DETROIT (AP) — Of all the Detroit players who might hit into a triple play, Ian Kinsler was not a likely candidate.
Kinsler, after all, runs pretty well, but when he hit a groundball right at third base with men on first and second, the Houston Astros pulled off that rare defensive feat.
“There’s nothing you can really do about that, just a one-hopper right on top of the base,” Kinsler said. “It was basically a perfect ball for a triple play.”
Kinsler’s grounder in the fifth inning ended the last big rally by the Tigers, and Houston scored two runs in the sixth to win 3-2 on Saturday.
Detroit led 2-1 when Kinsler hit the grounder to Jonathan Villar, who stepped on third and threw to second. Jose Altuve relayed the ball to first.
“I’m thinking we’re in trouble,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said…
View original post 633 more words