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De Aza's home run overturned after review

CHICAGO -- Alejandro De Aza's leadoff homer in the fifth inning of Thursday's 11-8 win over the Twins was overturned by instant replay.

De Aza launched a 3-2 pitch from Cole De Vries down the right-field line that was originally ruled to be fair by first-base umpire Doug Eddings.

After a brief conference on the field, all the umpires but home-plate umpire Paul Nauert went in to review the call. They came back with a foul-ball ruling, and De Aza took a called third strike to start a scoreless frame.

"Yeah, I know it was foul," said De Aza, who launched his first career grand slam in the sixth. "But I saw the umpire call it fair, so I kept going."

It was the ninth time in White Sox history that they've been involved in the usage of instant replay to review a home run since it was instated in 2008. It's the third time it took place at U.S. Cellular Field.

CHICAGO -- Alejandro De Aza's leadoff homer in the fifth inning of Thursday's 11-8 win over the Twins was overturned by instant replay.

De Aza launched a 3-2 pitch from Cole De Vries down the right-field line that was originally ruled to be fair by first-base umpire Doug Eddings.

After a brief conference on the field, all the umpires but home-plate umpire Paul Nauert went in to review the call. They came back with a foul-ball ruling, and De Aza took a called third strike to start a scoreless frame.

"Yeah, I know it was foul," said De Aza, who launched his first career grand slam in the sixth. "But I saw the umpire call it fair, so I kept going."

It was the ninth time in White Sox history that they've been involved in the usage of instant replay to review a home run since it was instated in 2008. It's the third time it took place at U.S. Cellular Field.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.