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Blue Jays pull off triple play against Royals

Kansas City's Eric Hosmer hit into a triple play in the third inning of Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

With runners on first and second and no outs, the left-handed hitting Hosmer, batting against Kyle Drabek, hit a sharp line drive to the right side of the infield.

Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind caught the ball on the fly near his cleats, tagged first base to force out Yuniesky Betancourt, then threw to second to nab Alex Gordon sliding back to the bag.

It was the first time the Blue Jays turned a triple play since 1979, the same year the Royals last hit into a triple play.