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Rays' Escobar out at home plate; call stands

ARLINGTON -- Yunel Escobar was called out at the plate in the second inning of Monday night's Rays-Rangers contest, which prompted a crew chief review to determine whether Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos had violated Rule 7.13.

Escobar tried to score from third on Desmond Jennings' bunt down the first-base line with one out in the second. Rangers first baseman Adam Rosales fielded the ball and threw to Chirinos, who tagged out the sliding Escobar.

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Rays manager Joe Maddon went onto the field to talk to home-plate umpire Alan Porter and soon they were joined by Joe West, the crew chief.

After a review of 3 minutes and 5 seconds, the umpires determined that the call would stand.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for

Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Robinson Chirinos, Yunel Escobar