8/26/2014 11:30 P.M. ET
Rangers win challenge to erase double play
Texas doesn't capitalize after overturned call extends third inning
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
SEATTLE -- The Rangers couldn't take advantage of an overturned call that worked in their favor on Tuesday night against the Mariners.
The play occurred with one out in the top of the third and the Rangers trailing, 2-0, against Mariners starter James Paxton. The Rangers had Robinson Chirinos at second and Daniel Robertson at first with Elvis Andrus at the plate.
Andrus hit a grounder back to Paxton, who threw to second to start the double play. The throw was low but second baseman Robinson Cano handled it and delivered the relay to first.
Andrus was signaled out by first-base umpire Tim Timmons, but the Rangers asked for an appeal and the call was overturned. That allowed Alex Rios to bat with runners at the corners with two outs. But he grounded out to shortstop to end the threat.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.