Yanks lose challenge before Mariners take late lead
NEW YORK -- The Yankees unsuccessfully challenged a call at third base in the seventh inning of Monday's game against the Mariners, as Seattle's Mike Zunino was ruled safe on a fielder's choice.
With runners at first and second and none out, Mariners batter Endy Chavez dropped a bunt that was fielded by Yankees pitcher David Phelps, who whirled and fired to third baseman Yangervis Solarte as Zunino slid into third base.
Third-base umpire and crew chief Brian Gorman ruled Zunino safe, a call that brought Yankees manager Joe Girardi out of the dugout. Gorman's safe call was ruled to stand after a review of one minute and 26 seconds, giving Seattle the bases loaded with none out.
Brad Miller followed with a two-run single off of Phelps, giving Seattle a 4-2 lead. Matt Thornton then came in to relieve Phelps and surrendered a two-run single to Michael Saunders to make it 6-2.
The challenge marked the 30th instance of replay use in a Yankees game this season, and the 13th challenge by the Yankees. Of those 13 challenges, nine were overturned, two were confirmed and two were deemed to stand.