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After Alex Rios led off the inning with a double to right field off Astros left-hander Scott Kazmir, Escobar dropped down a bunt that was fielded by first baseman Chris Carter. Carter flipped the ball to second baseman Jose Altuve covering first base, and Escobar was initially ruled out by first-base umpire Mike Everitt.
Manager Ned Yost, however, quickly challenged the call, and it was ultimately overturned, putting runners at first and third with nobody out. Ben Zobrist followed with a sharp grounder to third baseman Luis Valbuena, who was able to turn a 5-4-3 double play, but Rios scored from third. Lorenzo Cain flied out to right to end the inning.
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