Dodgers lose challenge on call at home plate

Mattingly asks for review after Ellis ruled out on tag play in seventh

Dodgers lose challenge on call at home plate

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly lost a replay challenge on a play at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday.

Plate umpire Joe West called A.J. Ellis out at home trying to score from second on a bases-loaded pinch-single by Andre Ethier, batting for Justin Turner. Right fielder Hunter Pence made the throw and catcher Buster Posey the tag.

Mattingly asked West for a review, and the call was confirmed, ending the inning with the Giants leading, 7-2, which ended up the final score.

"If I score there, it might have led to a big inning," said Ellis.

The review was Mattingly's first challenge this year under the expanded replay system.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.