Eddie Rosario singled in the 16th inning but had a leg cramp on his way to first base. Trainer Tony Leo came out to check on him, and he stayed in.
We didn't know that, of course. We were wondering if Rosario would have to leave the game and be replaced by Ehire Adrianza. That would have given the Twins an outfield of Adrianza, Ryan LaMarre and Robbie Grossman.
Byron Buxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday due to a migraine. Max Kepler left Wednesday's game after the ninth inning with a sore right knee. He pulled up while chasing after Michael Brantley's sinking fly ball and had to come out. That left Rosario as the last man standing among the first-choice outfielders.
This was meant to be a Kepler injury update that I have driven off the rails. So here's Twins manager Paul Molitor with the update.
“We think he’s going to be OK." Molitor said. "He felt it a little bit earlier and then when he went after that ball he felt it a little bit. So we thought it was best to get him out.”
We will know more on Friday at Tropicana Field.
A couple things that didn't make it into the gamer:
This was the longest game, in terms of innings, played by the Twins since they lost 6-5 to the Nationals on April 24, 2016. Matt Belisle faced the Twins in both games.
The last time a neutral site game was decided by a walkoff hit: Hiram Bithorn Stadium on June 29, 2010, when Dan Uggla's walkoff single gave the Marlins a 7-6 win over the Mets.