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NL GAME OF THE DAY

Unassisted triple play ends Mets-Phillies game

Phillies' Eric Bruntlett turns the trick, making a winner of Pedro Martinez in his return to New York.

August 24, 2009|Associated Press

NEW YORK — Eric Bruntlett became the second player in major league history to end a game with an unassisted triple play, accomplishing the feat Sunday to preserve the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-7 win over the Mets.

"I didn't know how to react. I didn't know what to do," Bruntlett said.

It was a stunning end to a crazy game that included an inside-the-park homer after the ball got stuck under the outfield wall.

The amazing final sequence made a winner of Pedro Martinez in his return to New York.

With runners on first and second, Jeff Francoeur hit a line drive that appeared headed toward center field for a single. But both runners were stealing on the pitch, so Bruntlett was in perfect position as he moved over to cover second base. He caught the liner, stepped on second to double up Luis Castillo and then tagged Daniel Murphy for the third out.

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