Technical issue with replay system awards Rays, Yankees unlimited reviews

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Peter Llewellyn / USA TODAY Sports

The Major League Baseball regular season may have gotten underway Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, but the instant replay system is still in spring training mode.

One half-inning into the opener between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, a technical issue with the Yankees' replay system resulted in both clubs receiving unlimited crew-chief reviews after initial challenges.

The Yankees lost their first challenge of the game on a close play at first base for the final out of the opening frame. Umpire Marvin Hudson ruled Matt Holliday out and the call was upheld following a request for review by Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

The unlimited-challenge announcement came after the top of the first inning, though it's not known whether the disputed call was a result of faulty replay.