Indians lose challenge on close play at second
Francona challenges out call, which stands after replay review
CHICAGO -- Indians manager Terry Francona lost a replay challenge in the sixth inning of Monday's 6-2 loss to the White Sox.
With one out and Michael Brantley on second, Ryan Raburn smoked a base hit to right that scored Brantley, cutting Chicago's lead to 3-2. Raburn headed for second as right fielder Moises Sierra slid to stop the ball and fired to second, and Raburn was called out on the bang-bang play.
That brought Francona immediately out of the dugout. After a two-minute and three-second review, the call stood, meaning umpires didn't have enough evidence to overturn the call. That made it two outs with nobody on, instead of the Tribe having a runner in scoring position with one out.
"Again, when I'm out there, I only can I see in real time," Francona said. "But I'm still surprised they didn't overturn it. Looked like he was safe. I'm surprised."
"Yeah, he didn't touch me up top, and I still think I got my hand in," Raburn said. "Basically, my leg slid into him, but it's probably one of those calls where they weren't sure, and tough to overturn."