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Pirates win challenge, get out call overturned

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates successfully challenged an out call at first base in the second inning of Saturday night's game after the Brewers were originally credited with a double play.

With Starling Marte on first with a leadoff infield single, Ike Davis lined out to second baseman Scooter Gennett, who threw to first baseman Lyle Overbay to get the out call on Marte from first-base umpire Rob Drake.

On Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle's challenge, the play was reviewed and the call overturned as replays indicated Overbay's left foot was not on the bag when he gloved Gennett's toss as Marte slid back in.

The Pirates thus retained their challenge. The game moved into the third inning in a scoreless tie.

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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