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09/12/09 10:26 PM ET
Replay overturns Davis' long ball
Initially called a home run, umps reverse call to double
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
ARLINGTON -- Chris Davis had a home run taken away from him by instant replay in the fifth inning of the Rangers game with the Mariners at the Ballpark in Arlington on Saturday night. Davis, with the Rangers down 5-2, led off the inning with a blast to deep center off of Mariners pitcher Brandon Morrow. The ball hit the padding at the very top of the wall and bounded back toward center fielder Franklin Gutierrez. Second base umpire Fieldin Culbreth originally signaled home run. Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu appealed and got a review. When Culbreth, third base umpire James Hoye and crew chief Gary Cederstrom returned to the field after the review, they directed Davis back to second base. The Rangers did not argue and it did not cost them a run. Davis still scored on a pair of grounders by Esteban German and Julio Borbon.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.