- Associated Press - Friday, April 20, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays have turned their first triple play in 33 years.

The Kansas City Royals had runners on first and second in the third inning Friday night when Eric Hosmer lined out to first baseman Adam Lind, who stepped on the bag to double off Yuniesky Betancourt. Lind then fired to shortstop Yunel Escobar to retire Alex Gordon, who had strayed off second.

It was Toronto’s first triple play since Sept. 21, 1979, against the New York Yankees.

Al Cowens was the previous Royals batter to hit into a triple play on June 19, 1979, against Oakland.

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