Updated: 04/09/2014 8:42 PM
Created: 04/09/2014 5:56 PM KSTP.com
By: Nick Tabbert
There was plenty of excitement Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins battled the Oakland Athletics at Target Field.
The Twins scored two runs in the night inning to force extras, but the A's ultimately triumphed 7-4 in 11 innings.
Closer Glen Perkins was part of the drama in the 10th inning when he struck out A's third baseman Josh Donaldson.
According to The Associated Press, Perkins shouted some obscenities and pointed at Donaldson, who gestured and "started to red line," as Donaldson put it afterward.
Donaldson's path to Perkins was cut off by the Twins, and after the dugouts mostly emptied the tension de-escalated.
Donaldson nearly homered during that at-bat, but the ball drifted foul. Perkins said he thought Donaldson was admiring his drive too long.
"I don't feel like I disrespected him at all. I'm up there trying to win a game for our team, and he's trying to win a game for his team. Juices are flowing," Donaldson said.
Said Perkins: "There were things that happened in that at-bat that we both could have done differently. So we'll leave it at that."
The Twins will try to salvage the final game of the three-game series against the A's Thursday afternoon.