Ventura unsuccessful in challenging play at plate

Later in game, crew chief review confirms call on fielder's choice

Ventura unsuccessful in challenging play at plate

CHICAGO -- White Sox manager Robin Ventura unsuccessfully challenged a fourth-inning call in Sunday's game against the Royals that Josh Phegley was out at the plate trying to score on a grounder back to the pitcher.

With one out and runners at the corners, Phegley ran home on a Leury Garcia dribbler back to Royal starter Yordano Ventura, who tossed home to catcher Salvador Perez. After a two-minute, 24-second review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.

Phegley attempted to slide around Perez, but was tagged out

The White Sox would score on a bases-loaded walk two batters later, extending their lead to 4-2.

Ventura is 17-for-36 in managerial challenges.

A 58-second crew chief review in the seventh confirmed a call on a fielder's choice that ruled Avisail Garcia out at the plate, not interfered by Perez by virtue of rule 7.13.

Daniel Kramer is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.