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Pirates win challenge to prevent a Cardinals run

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ST. LOUIS -- Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle successfully challenged a call at third base, and it saved the Pirates a run in their game against the Cardinals.

With Jon Jay, who had singled, running from first base with one away in the third, Matt Holliday pushed a single through the hole scooped up by the onrushing right fielder Travis Snider, who threw to third.

Snider's throw came in high, and third baseman Pedro Alvarez slapped the tag on Jay. Third-base umpire Ted Barrett ruled safe, but the call was overturned after a review of two minutes and 36 seconds on Hurdle's challenge.

Hence, Matt Adams' ensuing a single off Gerrit Cole did not produce a run, merely putting runners at first and second. Yadier Molina then bounced to third to end the inning.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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