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Pirates win challenge to prevent a Cardinals run

ST. LOUIS -- Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle successfully challenged a call at third base, and it saved the Pirates a run in their game against the Cardinals.

With Jon Jay, who had singled, running from first base with one away in the third, Matt Holliday pushed a single through the hole scooped up by the onrushing right fielder Travis Snider, who threw to third.

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Snider's throw came in high, and third baseman Pedro Alvarez slapped the tag on Jay. Third-base umpire Ted Barrett ruled safe, but the call was overturned after a review of two minutes and 36 seconds on Hurdle's challenge.

Hence, Matt Adams' ensuing a single off Gerrit Cole did not produce a run, merely putting runners at first and second. Yadier Molina then bounced to third to end the inning.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.

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