April 19, 2000
Twins 7, Royals 6
When a team is on a nine-game losing streak, these things happen. Kansas City rallied in the seventh inning to take a 6-3 lead over Minnesota, and had runners on first and third with two outs and Mike Sweeney, who had a major-league-leading seven homers, at the plate. With the count at 1 and 1, Jermaine Dye tried to steal second; Twins catcher Marcus Jensen made a strong throw; and Dye stopped between first and second, hoping to get caught in a rundown so that Carlos Beltran, on third, might score.
It didn't work. Minnesota shortstop Cristian Guzman took Jensen's throw and fired to third, where Beltran had strayed off the bag. Now Beltran was in a rundown and, after four more throws, was tagged by leftfielder Jacque Jones, who took a toss from first baseman Ron Coomer and caught Beltran near home plate. Just your basic 2-6-5-2-5-3-7 putout. Minnesota then rallied to win by one.