8/13/2014 12:00 A.M. ET
Rays, Rangers go for three in challenges
Tampa Bay gets call overturned in fifth before both teams lose reviews in 10th
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
ARLINGTON -- Challenges were wild in Tuesday night's Rays-Rangers contest at Globe Life Park.
Rays manager Joe Maddon issued the evening's first challenge in the fifth inning. Leonys Martin was on first for the Rangers with no outs when Geovany Soto grounded to Jeremy Hellickson. The Rays starter threw to second baseman Logan Forsythe, who made a swipe tag at the sliding Martin, then threw to first.
Martin was ruled safe, prompting Maddon to challenge based on the fact that Forsythe had stepped on the base and did not need to tag Martin due to the force situation.
The umpire crew headed by chief Joe West retreated to the third-base side of the diamond for the play to be reviewed. After 1 minute and 39 seconds, the ruling on the field was overturned.
Maddon challenged an inning-ending double play turned by the Rangers in the top of the 10th when it appeared that first baseman Adam Rosales' foot came off the base when he stretched out to receive the throw.
After 2 minutes and 17 seconds, the umpires ruled that the call stood.
Rangers manager Ron Washington got into the action with one out in the bottom half. Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier caught Adrian Beltre's fly to right and threw to first to double-up Rosales at first. Rays first baseman James Loney had to stretch to catch the ball, which lead Washington to believe that the Rays first baseman's foot came off the base.
Washington challenged and did not get the answer he wanted. After 49 seconds passed, the crew announced that the call stood.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.