Two replays go Rangers' way during six-run rally

A's lose challenge on Odor's slide; Smolinski awarded single upon review

Two replays go Rangers' way during six-run rally

OAKLAND -- During a nightmare of a ninth inning for the A's at the Coliseum on Wednesday night, a pair of challenges both went the Rangers' way.

With one out, Rougned Odor hit a game-tying double off A's closer Sean Doolittle and advanced to third on the throw home. Odor's foot momentarily came off the bag on the popup slide as third baseman Josh Donaldson applied a tag, prompting A's manager Bob Melvin to challenge the safe call. 

The call stood after a replay review, and Odor later scored on J.P. Arencibia's go-ahead three-run homer.

Later in the inning, the Rangers challenged a call at first base on Jake Smolinski's grounder to second base that was deflected by A's right-hander Jesse Chavez. This call was overturned, awarding Smolinski with an infield single. He came around to score the final run in Texas' 6-1 victory.

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