Showalter successfully challenges game's first play

Showalter successfully challenges game's first play

BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter successfully challenged a ruling at first base in the first inning of Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Yankees at Camden Yards.

Jacoby Ellsbury chopped the second pitch of the game to second base, where Baltimore's Ryan Flaherty made a diving stop and flipped the ball to first base.

Initially, first-base umpire Ed Hickox ruled that Steve Pearce's foot came off first base, resulting in a safe call. Showalter immediately challenged. After 25 seconds, the call was overturned, and O's starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez went on to have a 1-2-3 inning.

Showalter is 14-for-28 on challenges this season.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.