Yanks win challenge on safe call at second base
BOSTON -- The Yankees successfully challenged a safe call in the bottom of the first inning on Friday, with Yoenis Cespedes ruled out after replay review on a tag play at second base.
With two outs, Cespedes lined a ball to left field off the Green Monster that was fielded by Chris Young. Cespedes attempted to stretch a single into a double as he slid under a tag from second baseman Jose Pirela.
Cespedes was initially ruled safe by crew chief Larry Vanover. Yankees manager Joe Girardi challenged the call, and a brief review overturned it, as Cespedes briefly came off the bag.
It marked the Yankees' 28th challenge of the season; of those calls, 23 have been overturned, three have been confirmed and two have been ruled to stand.