Angels successfully challenge pair of calls at second
Runners called safe in fifth, seventh innings, but Rays escape trouble
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ANAHEIM -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia successfully challenged a pair of out calls by second-base umpire Jim Reynolds on Thursday night against the Rays.
In the fifth, Grant Green was originally called out by Reynolds, but replays showed he reached second base before the tag was applied. Green was credited with a double to put runners at second and third with one out.
But Rays starter Erik Bedard struck out Luis Jimenez and retired Collin Cowgill on a grounder to strand the runners and preserve a 1-0 lead.
In the seventh, Scioscia got another Reynolds out call at second reversed. Instead of an inning-ending double play, Mike Trout was ruled safe, advancing on an Albert Pujols fly to center that also sent Collin Cowgill to third.
"I thought both those tags just didn't get there in time," Scioscia said. "We had to wait and look at them, and that's what we thought."
But reliever Joel Peralta, replacing Jake McGee, struck out Howie Kendrick, maintaining a 5-2 Rays lead.
The Angels are 6-4 on replay challenges, and rallied to win the game, 6-5, on Trout's three-run walk-off homer in the ninth.