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WATCH: Solarte To Roberts To Sizemore For The Triple Play

Shortstop Brian Roberts #14 of the New York Yankees gets the out at second base on Wil Myers #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays, then makes the throw to first base in time for the out after the Rays' Sean Rodriguez grounded into a triple play to end the second inning of a game on April 17, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Shortstop Brian Roberts #14 of the New York Yankees gets the out at second base on Wil Myers #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays, then makes the throw to first base in time for the out after the Rays’ Sean Rodriguez grounded into a triple play to end the second inning of a game on April 17, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — It’s one of the rarest — and most exciting — plays in baseball.

And it happened on Thursday night.

Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays grounded into a triple play for the second time in his career.

The Rays had runners on first and second in the second inning against the Yankees. Rodriguez hit a hard grounder off CC Sabathia that rookie third baseman Yangervis Solarte fielded, and he stepped on the bag to retire Evan Longoria.

Solarte threw to second baseman Brian Roberts to get Wil Myers. The play ended when Scott Sizemore, playing at first base for the first time in his career, made a nice scoop of Roberts’ relay throw to get Rodriguez.

It was the first triple play hit into by the Rays since Rodriguez grounded into one on Aug. 16, 2011, at Boston.

Sabathia was pitching the previous time the Yankees turned a triple play. That happened on April 12, 2013, against Baltimore.

The Bronx Bombers won the series opener, 10-2.

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