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Twins fall to White Sox as challenge backfires

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm •  Published: April 2, 2014
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CHICAGO (AP) — Ron Gardenhire won his first replay challenge, but the Minnesota Twins' manager conceded afterward that it cost him his starting pitcher.

Kevin Correia came out after a lengthy delay, the Twins bullpen couldn't hold a lead and the White Sox beat Minnesota 7-6 on Wednesday.

"The 20-second challenge that took a long time," Gardenhire said of the review in the top of the seventh inning. "I don't know what was going on, but it ended up taking a long period of time and you end up losing your starter because of it."

Chicago came back from a 6-4 deficit in the ninth on Leury Garcia's run-scoring single off Glen Perkins and Adam Eaton's RBI grounder.

"A tough loss," Gardenhire said. "A lot of things happened in that game, throughout that game. Ultimately, you have the lead and you get the ball to your closer, you feel pretty good about it. It just didn't work out."

Correia gave up three runs in the second inning, but settled down from there and didn't allow another run. He likely would have come out for the seventh because he had thrown just 82 pitches to that point, but the lengthy inning compounded by a delay of 4 minutes, 40 seconds for replay ended his day.

Eaton appeared to drop a ball but it was ruled a catch initially before eventually being overturned.

"It wasn't really a situation where I couldn't go back out there," Correia said. "It was 35 degrees and I don't know how long that inning was taking already. But it pretty much came down to that review. Without that review, I definitely think I'm going back out there."

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