7/18/2014 10:17 P.M. ET
Rays win one challenge, lose another in fifth
Manager Joe Maddon gets call at first overturned in top of inning
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rays manager Joe Maddon won a challenge and lost a challenge in the fifth inning of Friday night's contest between Tampa Bay and Minnesota at Target Field.
Kevin Kiermaier led off the Rays' half of the inning by hitting a dribbler in front of home that Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki grabbed before quickly throwing to Kendrys Morales at first base. Kiermaier, who ran hard all the way, heard the verdict, turned to face the Rays' dugout and pointed up for a review.
Maddon came onto the field to briefly talk to first base umpire Mike DiMuro. He then appealed the call and the crew, headed by Hunter Wendelstedt, retreated to review the call. After a review of 56 seconds, the call on the field was overturned.
In the bottom half of the inning, Maddon again challenged a call on the field when Brian Dozier was ruled to have been hit by a pitch from Alex Cobb with one out in the inning. After 2 minutes, 51 seconds, the decision was made that the call on the field stands.
The Rays have had 33 challenges this season. Of them, 12 have been overturned, 11 have stood and 10 have been confirmed.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.