The Rangers turned an extremely rare and very confusing triple play

The Texas Rangers turning a triple play

The Texas Rangers turning a triple play

Everyone from players to managers, umpires, broadcasters and fans required an explanation, so here goes: Profar short-hopped David Fletcher's liner down the third-base line, stepped on the bag, tagged out Taylor Ward and threw to Odor for another force-out at second.

During the Rangers' 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Texas, the hometown team was able to turn a triple play with the bases loaded thanks to a heads-up play by third baseman Jurickson Profar.

The fourth-inning play took away the Angels' momentum after they had built an early 6-3 lead.

"Every runner thought it was a line drive, that's why we got a triple play", Profar explained.

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The historic part of it: according to STATS, Inc., it was the first triple play in 106 years in which the batter was not retired. Profar then hurled the ball toward teammate Rougned Odor, who touched second base. Triple plays in which only two players touch the ball are even more rare. The former Brooklyn Dodgers in 1912, MLB.com reported.

"[Shortstop] Elvis [Andrus] was yelling, 'Tag, tag, tag.' So automatically [Calhoun] is out, because I was on the base", he said.

Score it a 5-4 triple play, the second in Major League Baseball this season.

That is as memorable a triple play as you'll ever see.

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