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MLB Uses Expanded Replay 1st time, Call Confirmed

MLBPITTSBURGH (AP) — Major League Baseball has used expanded replay for the first time, and the umpire’s call was confirmed in a game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cubs manager Rick Renteria asked umpires to take another look after Jeff Samardzija was called out at first base in the fifth inning Monday at PNC Park.

The call on the field was confirmed after a 2-minute wait.

Samardzija bunted, and the Pirates turned it into a double play.

Most calls can be challenged this season under MLB’s new replay format. The system was tested in spring training.


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