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Replay review upholds Giants' tag at plate

Sanchez's play on Owings confirmed after umpires check video

PHOENIX -- A crew-chief review of a play at home plate went in favor of the Giants on Friday night as an out call on D-backs shortstop Chris Owings was confirmed.

With two outs and a runner on first in the fifth, Owings blasted a Tim Lincecum pitch to deep center.

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The ball hit off the wall, eluding center fielder Gregor Blanco and kicking back toward the infield.

Ender Inciarte scored easily from first and Arizona third-base coach Glenn Sherlock elected to wave Owings around for a possible inside-the-park homer.

Blanco, however, tracked down the ball and fired a strike to cutoff man Brandon Crawford, who in turn made an accurate throw to catcher Hector Sanchez, who tagged Owings for the third out of the inning.

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson came out to apparently tell home-plate umpire Dan Iassogna that he thought Sanchez did not give Owings a lane in which to slide.

Iassogna talked things over with third-base umpire and crew chief Dale Scott, and they decided to initiate a crew-chief review.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.

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