Twins lose challenge on pickoff attempt

Safe call stands as Kinsler returns to 1B on Pressly's quick move

Twins lose challenge on pickoff attempt

DETROIT -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire lost his challenge in the seventh inning of Thursday night's game against the Tigers.

With Ryan Pressly on the mound and two outs, Pressly threw over to first base to try to pick off Ian Kinsler, who reached via a fielding error from third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Kinsler was ruled safe by first-base umpire Lance Barrett on a close play.

Gardenhire came out to challenge, and after a short review, the call on the field stood upon replay and Kinsler remained safe at first base. Pressly got out of the inning by inducing a groundout to shortstop from Torii Hunter.

Gardenhire has now challenged 37 plays this year with 20 calls overturned.

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