Cubs lose late challenge on safe call vs. LA

Cubs lose late challenge on safe call vs. LA

CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged that Adrian Gonzalez was ruled safe at first in the ninth inning of Chicago's 8-4 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday night, but he lost.

The Dodgers had Yasiel Puig at second with no outs against reliever Blake Parker when Gonzalez hit a grounder to shortstop Javier Baez, whose throw to first pulled Mike Olt off the bag. First-base umpire Phil Cuzzi called Gonzalez safe, which brought Renteria out of the dugout.

After a brief review, the call was confirmed, and Baez was charged with a throwing error.

Matt Kemp then tacked on a run with a sacrifice fly -- plating Puig, who had advanced to third on the play -- before Parker induced a forceout and a flyout to end the inning.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.