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Pirates Turn Triple Play, Only Need Two Outs (Video)

by: JamieD On  Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I guess sometimes you can never be too sure.  Take the Pittsburgh Pirates, for example, who needed only two more outs during the bottom of the eighth inning during last night’s game against the Houston Astros, but they decided to get three, just to be safe.

Although the Pirates defense may have showed a great deal of awareness while recording the double play, one could attribute their unnecessary recording of a third out to a lack of awareness, as well as some terrible base-running by the Houston Astros.

Here is a look at the play.