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A's victory ends with successful challenge

Replay overturns safe call for final out of game; Giants win earlier review

A's victory ends with successful challenge

SAN FRANCISCO -- The A's 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday was cemented by a replay review.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Gregor Blanco tapped a grounder a few feet down the third-base line and was initially called safe at first on a wide throw by catcher Derek Norris. Oakland manager Bob Melvin challenged the ruling that first baseman Stephen Vogt had taken his foot off the bag, and after a review, the call was overturned to end the game.


In the sixth inning, Giants manager Bruce Bochy executed his own successful challenge of a call at first on Hunter Pence's grounder to shortstop. Pence was awarded the base after a review, but the Giants didn't score in the frame.

Aaron Leibowitz is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.