Yost loses challenge in first inning

Yost loses challenge in first inning

CHICAGO -- Royals manager Ned Yost has a good record in replay challenges this season, but he lost on a first-inning play on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

Adam Eaton walked to open the White Sox first and, as he was breaking toward second base, pitcher Danny Duffy fired the ball to first baseman Eric Hosmer, who threw to second base. Second-base umpire Chris Conroy ruled Eaton was safe, sliding under shortstop Alcides Escobar's tag.

Yost disagreed and issued a challenge, but replay officials looked at the videos and ruled that the call stood. That gave Yost a 22-13 record in this first season of the new replay system.

It also set up the first White Sox run because Alexei Ramirez followed with a single to center and Eaton raced home. Then Jose Abreu banged a two-run homer for a quick 3-0 lead.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.