Replay reversal leads Rays to first victory of the year

by Gary Shelton on April 6, 2016 · 0 comments

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Toronto manager John Gibbons argues against the  reversal.

Toronto manager John Gibbons argues against the reversal.

Wednesday, 6 a.m.

Instead of all this talk about flipping bats, perhaps Jose Bautista should have been talking about flipping second basemen.

And results.

And, of course, his manager's lid.

In fact, Bautista flipped almost everything in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night when he slid illegally into Rays' second baseman Logan Forsythe. He turned over a Blue Jays' rally, Forsythe's night and the game result.

As it was, the Rays won 3-2 when Bautista's slide — it was fairly obvious if you paid attention to the new rule, fairly innocuous if you didn't — included his reaching out and grabbing Forsythe's leg. He also slid beyond the bag. That ruined Toronto's night, because Forsythe's throw bounced wide of the bag and Steve Pearce was unable

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