SAN DIEGO -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire issued an unsuccessful challenge in the seventh inning against the Padres on Tuesday night at Target Field.
Third baseman Chase Headley fielded the bunt, and threw to first to get Hicks, who was ruled out by first-base umpire Mark Wegner.
Gardenhire challenged the play but after a review, the call on the field was confirmed by replay.
"I had nothing to lose," Gardenhire said. "It looked like he came up early and was probably still on the [base] but the ball went to the top of his glove, so you just take a chance. There's nothing to lose there in the seventh by not challenging it."
Gardenhire has challenged eight plays this year with four calls getting overturned.
Escobar came around to score on a sacrifice fly from pinch-hitter Josmil Pinto to give the Twins a 4-3 lead.