Obstruction

PHOENIX – Interesting call in the first inning.

After Coco Crisp singled to left off Randy Johnson, he found himself picked off and engaged in a rundown. Crisp ran into first baseman Conor Jackson, who was trying to get out of the way after he threw to Orlando Hudson. But Crisp and Jackson made contact and Crisp cried interfering with the base runner and got the call.

Crisp advanced to second base. With two outs, Manny Ramirez walked, but Jason Varitek, who knocked in three runs Saturday night, Struck out and stranded both runners.

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