On April 25 1970, Earl Wilson nearly scores after he strikes out when Minnesota catcher Paul Ratliff, trapping a third strike, inadvertently rolls the ball to the mound instead off tagging the batter or throwing to first base. With the Twins heading to the dugout believing the inning is over, the Detroit hurler begins running the bases and is heading home when outfielder Brant Alyea retrieves the ball and throws it to shortstop Leo Cardenas covering the plate, making the right-hander go back to third, resulting in a unique 7-6-7 run-down play.