Yanks win challenge on safe call at second base

Yanks win challenge on safe call at second base

BOSTON -- The Yankees successfully challenged a safe call in the bottom of the first inning on Friday, with Yoenis Cespedes ruled out after replay review on a tag play at second base.

With two outs, Cespedes lined a ball to left field off the Green Monster that was fielded by Chris Young. Cespedes attempted to stretch a single into a double as he slid under a tag from second baseman Jose Pirela.

Cespedes was initially ruled safe by crew chief Larry Vanover. Yankees manager Joe Girardi challenged the call, and a brief review overturned it, as Cespedes briefly came off the bag.

It marked the Yankees' 28th challenge of the season; of those calls, 23 have been overturned, three have been confirmed and two have been ruled to stand.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.