6/9/2014 11:18 P.M. ET
Replay confirms foul ball on Cozart bid for homer
Drive down left-field line subject to crew chief review; Safe call in 8th stands
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
CINCINNATI -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart almost had a two-run home run near the left-field foul pole in the second inning vs. the Dodgers on Monday night. It was close enough that fireworks were set off at Great American Ball Park per homer tradition.
But alas, it was a foul ball.
With a runner on first base, Cozart pulled a 1-1 Dan Haren pitch left of the foul pole that was immediately ruled foul by third-base umpire Manny Gonzalez. Reds manager Bryan Price went out to discuss the call with home-plate umpire Brian Knight.
Crew chief Jim Reynolds executed the crew chief review, per the rules on boundary calls. After a brief review, the original call was confirmed. Two pitches later, Cozart lofted a single to right field.
In the top of the eighth inning, with the Reds trailing by a 6-2 score, Price unsuccessfully challenged a call at first base.
With one out and a runner on first base, pinch-hitter Miguel Rojas grounded to third base. Ramon Santiago fielded the ball and fired to second base for the force play. Brandon Phillips' throw to first base one-hopped to Todd Frazier. Rojas was called safe by Reynolds, bringing Price out of the dugout again to use his manager's challenge. After the review, it was determined that the safe call stood.