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Francona loses challenge in second inning

Francona loses challenge in second inning

CLEVELAND -- A safe call at first base challenged by the Indians was confirmed after replay review.

With no men on in the second inning, catcher Yan Gomes hit a chopper up the middle that was fielded by Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and thrown to first. First-base umpire Bob Davidson called Gomes out on a bang-bang play at the bag.

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Tribe manager Terry Francona issued a managerial challenge, but the ruling stood as initially called after a brief replay review that lasted just under two minutes. Francona is now 4-for-12 on replay challenges this season.

Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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