Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Challenge leads to fan interference call

TORONTO -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons successfully challenged for fan interference in the top of the ninth inning in what ended as a 3-1 victory on Friday night against the Cardinals.

With one out and Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen in to pitch, Tony Cruz sent a high fly ball into foul territory.

Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista tracked the ball toward the stands about halfway down the line, and he seemed to have a clear angle to make the out.

But the outstretched hand of a young fan collided with Bautista's glove, allowing the ball to drop to the ground -- the play was ruled a foul ball.

After a review of one minute, 43 seconds, the call was overturned, and Cruz was ruled out. Janssen went on to retire Matt Carpenter to secure the win for the Blue Jays.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for
Read More: Jose Bautista