"Once again, we built a great opportunity for ourselves with a couple guys on, and unfortunately as we did in the fifth, in the ninth inning we roll into a double play that keeps us cashing in on any opportunities," said Farrell.
"I was talking to the second-base umpire and I asked him what he thought, and he said he wasn't looking," Houston reliever Chad Qualls said. "I was like, 'What do you mean you weren't looking?' He was like, 'I was calling the guy out at second.' I said, 'Oh yeah, that's a pretty good excuse.' Once I saw the replay, I felt confident they couldn't overturn that." The play resulted in the Astros' win and the Red Sox three game winning streak to come to an end. Farrell has challenged 20 calls so far this year, and is 11-for-20 in getting them overturned.
Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.