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Rays Remain Perfect In Challenges After Bang Bang Play At First Overturned

Posted By Steve Kinsella On April 6, 2014 @ 9:47 AM In Florida News,Insider - Rays,main feature,MLB,watch now | No Comments

Rays Win Second Challenge In Two Days

In the top of the second inning Robinson Chirinos [1] of the Texas Rangers sent a ground ball bounding toward centerfield. Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar [2] stabbed it, wheeled, and fired a bullet to first baseman James Loney [3]. The umpire called Chirinos safe and Joe Maddon [4] 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 [5] made a sliding grab of was ruled a trap and overturned to an out (LINK [6]).

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[1] Robinson Chirinos: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chiriro01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[2] Yunel Escobar: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/escobyu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[3] James Loney: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/loneyja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] Joe Maddon: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/maddojo99.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[5] Wil Myers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/player_search.cgi?results=,myerswi01&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[6] LINK: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/wichita-rays-challenge-call-have-it-overturned/

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