WICHITA! Rays Challenge Call & Have It Overturned

Joe Maddon Uses Challenge To Get Trap Overturned

With the Rays holding a 8-1 lead with 2-outs in the top of the seventh inning J.P. Arencibia sent a sinking liner to right field. Wil Myers came in and charged and made a sliding catch but the umpire ruled it a trap.

Bench Coach Dave Martinez gave Joe Maddon the verbal approval of  “WICHITA” which means to challenge the play. After a brief video review the call was overturned and the inning ended.

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