Rays Remain Perfect In Challenges After Bang Bang Play At First Overturned
Rays Win Second Challenge In Two Days
In the top of the second inning Robinson Chirinos of the Texas Rangers sent a ground ball bounding toward centerfield. Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stabbed it, wheeled, and fired a bullet to first baseman James Loney. The umpire called Chirinos safe and Joe Maddon came out and eventually challenged the call. After approximately a minute and a half delay the umpires returned to the field and switched the call to out at first.
It was the second time in two days that the Rays had a call overturned in their favor. During Friday’s game a soft line drive that Wil Myers made a sliding grab of was ruled a trap and overturned to an out (LINK).