Out call confirmed at first base in Toronto

Blue Jays lose challenge on close play in seventh inning

Out call confirmed at first base in Toronto

TORONTO -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons lost his challenge following a close play during the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game vs. the Cubs.

Ryan Goins led off the seventh with a ground ball up the middle. Chicago shortstop Javier Baez came up with the ball cleanly, but his throw to first pulled Mike Olt off the bag.

Toronto felt like Olt's foot lost contact with the base before he got the ball, even though first-base umpire Mike Estabrook called Goins out. That prompted the challenge, but replays later showed that Olt's foot didn't come off first base until the play was complete.

The umpires converged, and after 45 seconds the call on the field was confirmed. Toronto lost its challenge and the seventh inning continued with one out.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.