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Sandberg chooses not to challenge call

CHICAGO -- The Phillies had an interesting play in the fourth inning Saturday at Wrigley Field.

The Phillies had runners on first and second with one out when Wil Nieves hit a ground ball to Cubs third baseman Mike Olt, who went to step on third base before he threw to first. It was an inning-ending double play, although it was clear to nearly everybody that Olt never touched the base. The Phillies took the field with Cliff Lee beginning his warmup throws when Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg went to talk to third-base umpire Hal Gibson.

"There was some inconclusiveness on our end," Sandberg said. "It was a little awkward so late with our guys warming up there. By the time I got out there, our whole team is out there and Cliff is warming up. It was an awkward moment. It was somewhat inconclusive."

Gibson told Sandberg he saw Olt touch third base, although replays showed otherwise.

"It was hard to tell whether he had it or not," Sandberg said about the call. "By the time we got some advice on it, my team is out there and Cliff is warming up. It was an awkward time there. It's something we have to get ironed out a little bit."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Joe Popely is an associate reporter for
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