Rockies lose challenge on out call at plate

Ruling stands as Crawford's strong throw keeps Ynoa from scoring

Rockies lose challenge on out call at plate

LOS ANGELES -- Rafael Ynoa was an infielder in the Dodgers' system from 2006-13 without ever making it to Dodger Stadium. Now a Major Leaguer with the Rockies, Ynoa had plenty of screen time Friday night.

The Rockies challenged a call in the seventh inning, when Dodgers catcher Drew Butera was ruled to have tagged out Ynoa at the plate after receiving a strong throw from left fielder Carl Crawford. Rockies manager Walt Weiss challenged the ruling, and after a replay review, the out call stood, which came with the Dodgers leading, 7-3.

The play, which occurred on Michael Cuddyer's single, was shown several times on video screens at Dodger Stadium. The crowd reaction was mixed until the final decision was rendered.

The result left Weiss 14-for-37 on instant-replay challenges this year.

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