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Mets Turn Triple Play

August 6, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ The New York Mets turned their first triple play since 1989 and the eighth in their history against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

After Barry Bonds doubled home two runs in the fifth inning, he moved to third when Jeff Kent singled to left field off Mets starter Bobby Jones.

J.T. Snow then hit a hard grounder to first baseman John Olerud, who checked Bonds at third before throwing to second for the first out. Shortstop Rey Ordonez also looked Bonds back before throwing to first for out No. 2.

After Olerud got the return throw, he fired home to get a sliding Bonds, who appeared to get under catcher Todd Pratt’s tag.

It was the Mets’ first triple play since June 6, 1989, at Chicago, and the club’s first at home since Sept. 29, 1982, also against the Cubs.

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