Gibbons loses challenge as safe call at first stands

Gibbons loses challenge as safe call at first stands

MILWAUKEE -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons lost his challenge on a close call at first base during the seventh inning of Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Brewers.

With a runner on second base, Milwaukee's Scooter Gennett hit a slow grounder to Munenori Kawasaki. Toronto's second baseman charged the ball, but by the time he fielded it and threw to first base, Gennett was called safe.

Gibbons challenged the call, but replays appeared to show that umpire Fieldin Culbreth was correct. Following a brief review, it was ruled that the ruling on the field stands and the inning continued.

Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez then got out of the seventh by getting a flyout to left field off the bat of Mark Reynolds.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.