Yankees stun Giants with rare DP combo

Castro, Green, Headley turn 4-1-5 double play in 8th inning

July 25th, 2016

NEW YORK -- 4-1-5 may be the most prominent area code in San Francisco, but it was the Yankees who used those numbers to answer the call and disconnect a budding Giants rally in their 5-2 victory on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

With one out and at first base in the eighth inning, hit a hard grounder to the right side that second baseman smothered with a diving stop, tossing to pitcher covering first base.

Green, a 25-year-old rookie who earned his first career save with 2 1/3 innings of relief on Sunday, alertly turned and fired across the infield to nail Williamson trying for third base, with applying the tag as Williamson slid past the bag.

"That's a play we work on a lot in Spring Training and doing PFPs [pitchers' fielding practice] throughout the year, so that's something we work on all the time," Green said.

The double play went into the scorebook as second base to pitcher to third base: 4-1-5.

"It's an outstanding job on a couple different parts," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Castro, Greenie -- it's not an easy ball to catch -- and then it's a tough play, bang-bang. Then to have the presence of mind to make a good throw over to [Headley]; it's obviously a throw that bounced, but it's on line. Chase makes an outstanding play. It's really the play of the game."