Call confirmed upon McClendon's late challenge
After Smoak's throw to second, Calhoun ruled safe on stolen-base attempt
SEATTLE -- With one out in the ninth inning and the Angels leading the Mariners, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Safeco Field, umpires confirmed a review under Major League Baseball's new expanded replay review rules.
The disputed play occurred when Mariners left-hander Charlie Furbush threw to first base to pick off Kole Calhoun, who had broken for second. First baseman Justin Smoak's throw to second appeared to beat the runner, but covering shortstop Brad Miller did not apply the tag in time.
Second-base umpire Seth Buckminster ruled Calhoun safe, as fans began to boo. After Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon calmly walked out of the dugout to discuss the call, the play went under a quick review. Moments later, the call was confirmed and the game continued.
Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.