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Twins' replay system fixed before opener

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm •  Published: March 31, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' replay system was up and running in time for Monday's opener against the Chicago White Sox after a pair of blown fuses shut it down.

The two monitors perched on a wall in the back of the Twins clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field were disabled. But technicians were able to solve the problem before the first pitch.

While the issue was worked on, Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire had some questions just in case it couldn't be resolved.

"How's that going to work out? I get to kick dirt again?" Gardenhire asked. "So, hopefully, we'll get it before the game starts."

Gardenhire was talking to Twins video man Sean Harlin, trying to figure out how they would coordinate to challenge plays.

"I just might lose my battle a little quicker than I would have if we have a guy telling me it's OK to challenge it," said Gardenhire, who kept a laminated card telling him which plays were reviewable under Major League Baseball's new expanded replay format. "I've got the same questions right now — what happens if it goes down? We were told it's still going to be in play because it's out of New York. We've just got to figure out how.

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