SEATTLE -- Ian Kinsler's two-home run off Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in the third inning of the Rangers' 3-0 win on Sunday at Safeco Field was overturned by instant replay.
In a scoreless game, Kinsler smacked a Hernandez offering that was curling toward the left-field foul pole. Though it appeared to fly just left of the yellow pole, umpires ruled it a home run, which would have been Kinsler's 30th of the season.
As usual with questionable home runs, crew chief Brian Gorman and his fellow three umpires headed to the replay booth to analyze the play. Major League Baseball implemented the replay process on Aug. 28, 2008.
Two minutes later, a roar of approval came from the Safeco crowd as the umpires ruled that Kinsler's ball had indeed gone to the left of the pole.
Kinsler then grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Taylor Soper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.