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Rangers challenge caught stealing to no avail

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NEW YORK -- Alex Rios was back in the lineup on Wednesday after missing three games with a sprained right ankle. He immediately tested the ankle in the first inning, and ended up provoking a replay review.

Rios singled with two outs off Yankees starter David Phelps. On a 1-2 pitch to Adrian Beltre, Rios tried to steal second. Catcher Francisco Cervelli's throw was high but second baseman Brendan Ryan was able to make a sweep tag and clipped Rios on the back before he slid into the bag.

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Manager Ron Washington challenged the call, but the call on the field was confirmed by replay. Washington is now 13-for-22 on replay challenges.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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