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Mariners' challenge unsuccessful on play at home

SEATTLE -- An out call at home plate was confirmed using Major League Baseball's instant-replay policy in Sunday's rubber game between the Mariners and Tigers at Safeco Field.

Leading 1-0 with two outs and runners on first and third, the Mariners attempted a double steal in the third inning with first baseman Justin Smoak batting.

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When Endy Chavez broke for second, Detroit catcher Bryan Holaday threw to shortstop Danny Worth, who fired back to the plate to nab a breaking Willie Bloomquist on a close play.

After manager Lloyd McClendon challenged the out, the call was confirmed following a one-minute, 19-second review.

Adam Lewis is an associate reporter for

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