8/10/2014 11:05 P.M. ET
Gibbons wins two challenges at second base
Bautista makes diving tag after rundown in 13th; Gose swipes bag in ninth
By Jamie Ross / MLB.com
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays successfully challenged a pair of calls at second base during Sunday's game against the Tigers at Rogers Centre, with one overturned call proving crucial to Toronto's 6-5 extra-innings win.
The entire game shifted on a challenge in the ninth, as Anthony Gose was initially called out on a stolen-base attempt with Toronto down a run. After a one-minute, 59-second review, second-base umpire Mike Everitt's call was overturned.
Gose had singled to lead off the inning, and after three pickoff attempts by reliever Joba Chamberlain, he broke for second on an 0-2 fastball, sliding in just ahead of the tag. He went on to score the tying run, forcing extra innings.
"Hey, that's the game right there," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "That's the benefit of instant replay, to get it right. They're all close, but that's the whole idea behind it. It's big."
Then in the top of the 13th, Gibbons used another challenge on a safe call after Andrew Romine was caught in a rundown and tagged by first baseman Jose Bautista as he slid into second base. Romine had singled with a runner on first, and he attempted to stretch it into a double before retreating, at which point he was caught in the rundown.
Everitt initially called Romine safe, but after a two-minute review, it was overturned and Romine was ruled out. Bryan Holaday, who advanced to third on the play and represented the go-ahead run in the 5-5 game, was eventually stranded.
Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.