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Pair of replays go Boston's way against Seattle

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BOSTON --- The Red Sox extended a first-inning rally by challenging a call that Allen Craig was tagged out at third.

With the bases full and two outs, Will Middlebrooks singled to right field, scoring Yoenis Cespedes and Mike Napoli. Craig hesitated as he rounded second, but took off for third. Kyle Seager took a throw from right fielder Chris Denorfia and placed the tag down. Third-base umpire Angel Hernandez called Craig out, and Boston manager John Farrell came out to discuss the call and eventually challenge it.

After a one minute and 49 second review, the call was overturned and the inning continued. Mookie Betts flew out to right a batter later to end it, and the game remained tied at 3.

The Red Sox are now 16-12 on challenges this season, successful on four straight. Entering Sunday, the league average for winning challenges was a shade below 47 percent.

Later in the game, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon challenged an out call on a stolen base attempt by rookie Chris Taylor in the top of the sixth, but replay confirmed the ruling on the final out of the inning.

Steven Petrella is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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