Replay upholds fifth inning play at second

Replay upholds fifth inning play at second

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Expanded instant replay upheld a call at second base in the fifth inning of Saturday night's game between the White Sox and Dodgers at Camelback Ranch, where Scott Van Slyke was ruled safe on Juan Uribe's grounder to short. Alexei Ramirez made a great play in the hole to get a glove on the baseball, but his throw to Marcus Semien was just a bit late to force Van Slyke with runners on first and second and one out.

Semien's ensuing throw to first hit off of Van Slyke's helmet and sailed into right field, allowing a run to score.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura challenged that Ramirez's throw actually beat Van Slyke. But replay showed otherwise.

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