Replay turns safe call into double play for Angels

Replay turns safe call into double play for Angels

SEATTLE -- Replay helped the Angels turn an inning-ending double play on Saturday, when umpires overturned an initial safe call at second base after manager Mike Scioscia's challenge.

With one out and a runner on first, Chris Denorfia hit a chopper to the right side that created a bang-bang play at second base. Second baseman Howie Kendrick quickly flipped the ball to shortstop Erick Aybar, who dragged his right foot across the bag and then threw to first, but second-base umpire Chad Fairchild ruled Logan Morrison safe at second, surprising several Angels players, who were ready to jog to the dugout.

Replay showed that Aybar's foot touched the right side of the bag just before Morrison went in, and the Angels ultimately moved to 21-for-36 in having calls overturned.

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