Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat

Mariners' challenge ends Athletics' rally threat

SEATTLE -- A safe call at second base was overturned in the Mariners-Athletics game Saturday night at Safeco Field after Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the on-field ruling.

With two outs in the top of the ninth inning and Mariners reliever Danny Farquhar facing Oakland's Coco Crisp, A's second baseman Eric Sogard, the potential go-ahead run in a 2-2 game, broke for second.

Catcher Mike Zunino's throw to shortstop Chris Taylor was close, but umpire Brian Gorman ruled Sogard safe. McClendon emerged from the dugout and asked for the review. After a review, Sogard was ruled out and the inning was over.

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.