8/30/2014 8:45 P.M. ET
Twins successfully challenge transfer call
By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com
BALTIMORE -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire won a replay challenge at second base in the fourth inning of Saturday's game against the Orioles.
With Trevor Plouffe at first base and nobody out, Kurt Suzuki hit a ground ball to shortstop J.J. Hardy, who flipped to second baseman Jonathan Schoop to try to turn a double play. Schoop couldn't handle the toss from Hardy, but Plouffe was initially ruled out by second-base umpire Mark Wegner.
But Gardenhire came out to challenge the play, and it was overturned after a brief review. Schoop was charged with an error as a result. Gardenhire also improved to 16-15 in replay challenges this season.
The Twins, though, couldn't capitalize on the overturned call, as Eduardo Escobar grounded into a fielder's choice, Jordan Schafer lined out to shortstop and Danny Santana struck out to end the inning.