Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Denard Span hits 3 Triples, Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers 11--4

Center Fielder Denard Span tracks down a fly ball for the Minnesota Twins
A triple is an exciting play in baseball. It's pretty much a guarantee that the player has to be running hard and a ball will be thrown to attempt to get the runner out. This usually has fans standing on the edge of their seats. Some games may even have a team hit 2 triples if they're lucky. Denard Span of the Minnesota Twins hit 3 - yes 3 - triples yesterday in a 11-4 triumph over the Detroit Tigers, tying a Major League Baseball record. He becomes the first player to accomplish the feat since Rafael Furcal of the Atlanta Braves did it in 2002. Overall, 49 players have accomplished the notable feat, as ballparks used to be bigger in the dead ball era. The win moved the Minnesota Twins back into 1st place in the AL Central Division. Span was 4-4 on the day with 5 RBI's, truly a night for Span to remember. Nick Blackburn recorded the win for the Minnesota Twins, a win he desperately needed.

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