CINCINNATI -- Billy Hamilton didn't steal any bases on Wednesday, but the threat of it helped provide the decisive run in a series-clinching 2-1 win over the Twins at Great American Ball Park.
With Brandon Phillips on first and Hamilton on second in the fifth inning, Twins pitcher Trevor May walked Joey Votto on a full-count pitch. Both runners were moving on the play, and despite a throw not being needed, catcher Chris Herrmann threw to third base. The ball went into left field, while Hamilton came home with Cincinnati's second run.
Robert Bondy is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.