Potential rally ends as Orioles lose challenge
Inning-ending out call at first stands after Showalter asks for review in eighth
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles lost a challenge in the eighth inning of Friday night's 4-0 loss against the Blue Jays, with the call standing on Nelson Cruz's inning-ending groundout that stranded a pair of baserunners.
The Orioles got a pair of one-out singles off reliever Brett Cecil before he left with a groin injury on a pitch to Chris Davis. Dustin McGowan finished off Davis with a strikeout, then Cruz hit a ball to Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes, whose off-target throw forced first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to stretch far to his right to catch.
O's manager Buck Showalter came out to challenge the call, claiming Encarnacion's foot came off the bag. But the call stood after a replay review.
The Orioles are now 5-for-10 in replay reviews this season.
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