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Reds lose replay challenge on valuable run

PITTSBURGH -- The Reds had an unsuccessful replay challenge Monday in the top of the eighth inning of their game vs. the Pirates, and it proved to be critical.

It was a 4-4 game with the bases loaded and no outs when Devin Mesoraco slashed an RBI single to left field that scored Todd Frazier with the go-ahead run. On the play, Jay Bruce attempted to score from second base and was thrown out sliding into the plate on a throw from Starling Marte.

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It appeared that catcher Russell Martin applied the tag on Bruce just in time before his foot slid across the plate. Manager Bryan Price argued the call by plate umpire and crew chief Gary Cederstrom and used a manager's challenge.

Following a review of one minute and 40 seconds, Cederstrom's call was confirmed.

The Reds were unable to add more runs in the top of the eighth, making the would-be Bruce run an extra sting. Pittsburgh tied the game in the bottom half on a home run by Andrew McCutchen.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.

Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates