Posted 4/20/12 at 10:46 PM

What are the odds?

It's not every day you see an inside-the-park home run. Triple plays are also rare. But TWO inside-the-parkers and a triple play on the same day? Well, that's downright absurd. And yet it all happened. First, Pittsburgh's Alex Presley put the Pirates on the board early against the Cardinals. It was the first inside-the-park home run by a Pirate at PNC Park since Jack Wilson accomplished the feat on July 2, 2004.

Milwaukee's Norichika Aoki followed suit with his first career home run. Strangely, four players recorded an inside-the-park home run as their first career home run last season. It was most recently accomplished by Conor Gillaspie of the Giants.

Finally, in Kansas City, the Blue Jays needed only two players to turn a triple play off the bat of Eric Hosmer. It is the fourth triple play in Blue Jays history.

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