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Erasmo Ramirez loses no-hitter in eighth inning vs. the Yankees


UPDATE: Carlos Beltran led off the top of the eighth inning with a hard-struck ball which deflected off first baseman Richie Shaffer for a single. Tough way to lose it, but the no-hit bid is over.

9:04 p.m. ET: Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez is working on something special tonight against the Yankees, as he has yet to allow a hit over the first seven innings.

Ramirez has allowed a pair of walks while striking out six batters. He owes an assist to Mikie Mahtook, who just made an excellent leaping catch at the right field wall to rob Brian McCann before doubling off Brett Gardner at second base to end the top of the seventh. Amazing play. Ramirez is currently at 88 pitches.

The interesting thing here is that CC Sabathia has thrown six scoreless innings of his own. The Rays haven’t scored a run in 20 innings. Something’s going to have to give for Ramirez to finish this off and make some history.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.