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Red Sox win challenge on forceout in second inning

Umpires overturn safe call on Reyes at first base

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TORONTO -- With two out in the bottom of the second inning, Toronto's Jose Reyes hit a grounder to shortstop Jonathan Herrera and was ruled safe on a bang-bang play at first base.

Red Sox manager John Farrell didn't see the same thing as first-base umpire Marty Foster and left the dugout to challenge the play. Farrell proved to be right in his belief that the ball beat Reyes to the bag.

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After just one minute, umpires ruled that Boston's challenge was successful and the call was overturned.

It proved to be a big play for Boston, as right-hander Clay Buchholz struggled in the first inning, allowing three runs in the opening frame. Buchholz avoided facing the meat of Toronto's order with a runner on base.

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Boston Red Sox, Mike Carp, Jonathan Herrera, Jose Reyes