Goedert may or may not have come off of the bag and the runner, Chris Rahl, was called safe. Toronto manager John Gibbons came out of the dugout and challenged the umpires to review the play, the first time a play other than a fair/foul home run or fan interference call has been challenged in Major League Baseball.
In less than two minutes, it was determined that Goedert’s foot did not come down onto the bag, and that the ruling on the field would stand as called, with Rahl being safe. Kawasaki was issued an error on the play.
By rule, Gibbons will not get another Manager’s Challenge. Should a play be close enough for review in the seventh inning or beyond, it will be at the discretion of the crew chief to review the play.