Byron Buxton, Gio Urshela and the Minnesota Twins made Major League history on Monday night.
During the seventh inning of the Twins' 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox, Buxton caught a deep fly ball at the right-center field wall and threw into the infield, where third baseman Urshela put out a pair of unaware baserunners to complete the first 8-5 triple play on record.
The SABR database tracks every triple play dating back to 1876.
"I don't know how much more stuff can be a first in MLB history, so at least it was something left for us in the middle age to kind of grab, I guess," Buxton said. "It's cool. Ain't too much thought into it other than the triple play got us out of the inning and it kind of got us a little momentum going."
The feat also marked the 16th triple play in Twins history, and the second involving only two players.