Davis gets single after replay overturns call

After second Tigers challenge, caught-stealing ruling confirmed

Davis gets single after replay overturns call

DETROIT -- The Tigers' early-inning attempt to rally from a four-run deficit Saturday against the Giants received a boost from replay, which earned Rajai Davis an infield single as part of a second-inning threat.

Davis, batting with a runner on first base and one out against Madison Bumgarner, hit a slow chopper to third base. Joaquin Arias, starting at the hot corner for the Giants with Pablo Sandoval at designated hitter, fired quickly to first base and got the out call from umpire Mark Wegner.

Manager Brad Ausmus waited for a call from defensive coordinator Matt Martin, who handles the Tigers' replay challenges, but didn't have to wait long. The review took just 50 seconds to overturn the call.

Ausmus used another challenge on a play involving Davis in the fourth, but replay confirmed second-base umpire Mike Winters' call that Davis was caught stealing at second base on a Bumgarner pickoff move and Buster Posey throw from first to second. Replays initially looked inconclusive until one angle showed Joe Panik tagged Davis out on the foot before it hit the bag.

Ausmus is now 20-for-34 in challenges resulting in calls overturned.

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