Angels lose challenge on play at plate

Angels lose challenge on play at plate

ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia lost his challenge in the bottom of the seventh Friday, when umpires ruled that the call on the field would stand and C.J. Cron was out at home plate.

Trailing by seven with two outs, Efren Navarro lined a single up the middle and Cron tried to score from second, but Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin fired a strike home to barely get Cron on a swipe tag from catcher Robinson Chirinos.

Chirinos had his left foot on home plate, which might have caused Cron to slide around him and try to scrape home plate with his left hand, but umpires deemed he was not in violation of Rule 7.13.

The Angels are now 20-for-35 in getting calls overturned this season.

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