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 Chase Headley 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."
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