BOSTON -- A's manager Bob Melvin lost his third challenge in 10 tries this season on the first play of his club's series finale in Boston.
Speedy leadoff man Coco Crisp was called out on a close play at first base by umpire Dan Bellino on a grounder to third. Melvin came out of the dugout to challenge the call.
Following a review, the call stood.
It was decided, however, that Pierzynski was not in violation of any plate-blocking rules.