Please note the following headlines taken from Yankees.com, the Daily News, and the Post respectively:
Since when is a triple play a guarantee of victory? Yankees lose despite triple play? I've never really heard someone say after a loss, "the inability to turn a triple play really killed us today. If only we'd been able to turn one, then we would have had this game in the bag."
The strangest one, though, may be the Daily News headline stating that the Yankees wasted the triple play. Did they play an extra out that inning? You can't waste a triple play. A triple play records three outs. It can happen in an inning where the opposing team scores no runs, or in an inning where the opposing team scores ten runs. All it gives you is three outs. Unless you somehow manage to forfeit those outs, you can't waste a triple play.
How about, 'Yankees Lose; Turn Triple Play'? That headline seems reasonable. It doesn't suggest any causality between triple plays and winning. Not that any of this really matters, I just find these headlines a little weird. Plus it's 4am and I can't sleep, so pointless post complaining about nothing it is.