Marlins win challenge, catch Cespedes on steal
Initially called safe at second, A's slugger lifted foot off bag as Solano held tag
MIAMI -- A sneaky tag by Donovan Solano paid off for the Marlins in the ninth inning of Saturday's 7-6 loss to the A's in 14 innings at Marlins Park.
With the A's leading, 6-5, Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who hit a one-out single, had second base stolen as reliever Sam Dyson struck out Brandon Moss. But Solano, the Miami shortstop, received catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia's throw, held the glove in place and caught Cespedes with the tag as the A's outfielder slightly removed his left foot from the bag.
Miami manager Mike Redmond issued his challenge, and after a review of 3 minutes, 40 seconds, the stolen base was overturned. Rather than Cespedes being credited with a stolen base, Miami escaped the inning with a strikeout-throwout double play.
"There's a lot of close plays out there," Redmond said. "That was a big play. We got a third out, and it kept a guy from being in scoring position."
In the bottom half of the ninth, the Marlins got an RBI single from Casey McGehee against closer Sean Doolittle to force extra innings.