Minnesota closer Brandon Kintzler picked Terrance Gore off first base to preserve the Twins’ 7-6 victory over the Royals on Thursday night. Gore was initially called safe, but after a 1 minute, 15 second review, the call was reversed to end the game.
Gore was pinch-running for Salvador Perez, who pulled the Royals to within one with an RBI single.
Gore is used as a pinch-runner and everyone in the stadium knew what he was up to. He now has 11 steals in 12 attempts this season.
“He got caught leaning,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.
It was the first time in ten games that the Royals lost to the Twins at home.
The Royals need one victory to have a winning record for the fourth consecutive year. The last time the Royals accomplished that was during their run of six straight winning seasons from 1975-1980.