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Scioscia successfully challenges call on Shuck

WASHINGTON -- Angels manager Mike Scioscia is now 2-for-4 in challenges this season, after getting umpires to overturn a third-inning call at first base to allow J.B. Shuck to reach safely with an infield single on Monday.

In a scoreless game at Nationals Park, Shuck led off the top of the third with a slow roller to first base, and slid headfirst into first, appearing to get his left hand on the bag before Nats starter Tanner Roark could touch it with his cleats.

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First-base umpire Jerry Meals initially deemed Shuck out, but the call was overturned after Scioscia used his challenge. Because he was successful, Scioscia retained a second challenge for the rest of the game.

The Angels didn't score that inning, however. Mike Trout singled to right field, but Albert Pujols grounded into a 6-4-3 double play, and Ian Stewart flied out to center.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.

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