Rays' replay challenge denies Sox run in 11th

Rays' replay challenge denies Sox run in 11th

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays cashed in on perhaps their most consequential challenge of the season, which overturned what would have been the go-ahead run in the 11th inning of a 13-6, 15-inning loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

With nobody out and runners on the corners, Jackie Bradley Jr. grounded up the middle into the shift. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria fired home, causing Devin Marrero to rethink his decision to advance and head back to third. Catcher Jesus Sucre chased him back toward the bag, but Marrero juked backward and ran home as Sucre continued to third to try to tag the trailing runner, Blake Swihart.

The umpire called Marrero safe at home, under the belief that Sucre missed the tag. Rays manager Kevin Cash came out to issue a two-headed challenge: that Marrero and Swihart were both out.

After a 3-minute, 16-second review, the decision was made, preserving the 5-5 tie. The Rays did not tag Swihart at third in time, but the tag on Marrero was indeed made, preserving the tie.

The Red Sox had forced extra innings with a three-run rally in the ninth. An intentional walk after the replay review loaded the bases for Boston with one out. Hechavarria made a leaping stop on Dustin Pedroia's liner and Andrew Benintendi flied out.

Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.