A's beat Blue Jays 8-7 with help of instant replay

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Posted: Jul 16, 2016 1:32 AM
A's beat Blue Jays 8-7 with help of instant replay

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Reddick scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a play that was overturned by replay, and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Friday night.

Reddick drew a two-out walk from Brett Cecil (0-6) and went to second on Khris Davis' single. Stephen Vogt followed with a sharp single up the middle before center fielder Kevin Pillar appeared to throw out a sliding Reddick at the plate.

Plate umpire Mark Wegner initially called Reddick out, but A's bench coach Mark Kotsay — filling in for ejected manager Bob Melvin — challenged the ruling. The call was overturned after a review of 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

Reddick, Davis and Vogt all homered for the A's. Ryan Dull (3-2) retired five batters to earn the win, and Ryan Madson pitched the ninth for his 18th save.