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Red Sox Manager John Farrell Would Like Expanded Replay

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


by KEN POWTAK, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Boston manager John Farrell is certainly on-board with expanding the use of replays in baseball after an admitted blown call cost the Red Sox the potential tying run in a loss a night earlier.

Speaking to reporters at Fenway Park on Tuesday night about three hours before Boston opened a three-game series against Seattle, Farrell said he believes that with better technology baseball can get more “out or safe” calls correct.

Trailing by a run in the eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday, pinch-runner Daniel Nava was called out by home plate umpire Jerry Meals attempting to score on a fly ball. After watching the replay, Meals later admitted to a pool reporter from the Associated Press that he was “wrong on my decision.”

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