White Sox lose challenge at first base

White Sox lose challenge at first base

CHICAGO -- The White Sox challenged a call at first base in the third inning of Sunday's series finale against the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field, with first-base umpire and crew chief Larry Vanover originally ruling Danny Santana safe.

Santana's grounder up the middle was fielded by Alexei Ramirez, and the White Sox shortstop appeared to get Santana at first by a half of step with his throw to Jose Abreu.

But the video replay, as requested by White Sox manager Robin Ventura, which covered 2 minutes, 35 seconds, produced a ruling that the call stands. Santana moved as far as third base but did not score.

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