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CHICAGO -- Chicago's David DeJesus was given a home run in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 13-7 loss to the Padres after umpires reviewed the play.

With the Cubs trailing 10-4, DeJesus lined a 1-2 pitch off the electronic scoreboard in right field and was held up at second with a double.

Cubs manager Dale Sveum asked for a review, and after a fairly quick look at instant replay by the umpires, DeJesus was awarded the home run, his fourth. The ball clearly hit above the yellow line rimming the outfield wall.

It's the first time the Cubs have asked the umpires to use instant replay this season.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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