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Rangers win challenge on Andrus' stellar play

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ARLINGTON -- The Rangers won a replay challenge when a safe call on a highlight-worthy play by shortstop Elvis Andrus was overturned with none out in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Astros.

Houston's Alex Presley led off with a grounder to Andrus's left. Andrus went deep into the hole, almost all the way behind second base, fielded the ball, spun and hurled a leaping throw from the outfield grass. First baseman Adam Rosales fielded the ball on one hop just as Presley reached the bag and Presley was ruled safe by umpire Seth Buckminster.

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ARLINGTON -- The Rangers won a replay challenge when a safe call on a highlight-worthy play by shortstop Elvis Andrus was overturned with none out in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Astros.

Houston's Alex Presley led off with a grounder to Andrus's left. Andrus went deep into the hole, almost all the way behind second base, fielded the ball, spun and hurled a leaping throw from the outfield grass. First baseman Adam Rosales fielded the ball on one hop just as Presley reached the bag and Presley was ruled safe by umpire Seth Buckminster.

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Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar challenged the ruling, and after a brief 55-second review in New York, the call was overturned and Presley was out.

Rangers starter Nick Martinez retired the next batter before allowing a double to Marwin Gonzalez that might have driven in a run had Presley been ruled safe.

Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com.

 

Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Elvis Andrus, Alex Presley