By the 11th inning, manager Ned Yost was down to his starting pitchers plus relievers Jonathan Broxton and Nate Adcock.
"Now I'm thinking if somebody gets hurt, what am I going to do? I was going to have to put a pitcher in the outfield," Yost said. "The best thing I could come up with is I walked up and told Bruce Chen to put his spikes on. He said, 'You want me to go to the 'pen?' I said, 'No, Bruce, get your glove. If something happens, you're going to go to the outfield.' He ran up and put his spikes on but, thank God, we didn't have to do that."
The Royals won, 4-3, in the 11th to avoid that possibility.