Call quickly overturned after Rays' challenge

Tampa Bay shortstop Zobrist makes fine play to get Yanks' Young at first

Call quickly overturned after Rays' challenge

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays challenged a call in the eighth inning Wednesday night and won before falling to the Yankees, 3-2, in the series finale at Tropicana Field.

With two outs in the eighth, Yankees outfielder Chris Young hit a ball to the hole that Rays shortstop Ben Zobrist backhanded then skipped across the infield to first baseman James Loney.

First-base umpire Marty Foster called Young safe, which prompted a visit from Rays manager Joe Maddon, who promptly challenged the call.

Thirty seconds later, the umpires overturned the ruling on the field, which translated to the third out and the end of the eighth.

The Rays have had 46 challenges this season. Of those, 20 have been overturned, 13 have stood and 13 have been confirmed.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.