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Cubs win challenge to avoid double play

Barney barely beats out throw to first as original call is overturned

Cubs win challenge to avoid double play

MIAMI -- The Cubs had a call overturned in the fifth inning after manager Rick Renteria challenged it.

With the game tied at 1 in the Chicago half of the inning, John Baker was at first and Darwin Barney hit a grounder to Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who flipped to second baseman Rafael Furcal for the force at second.

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Furcal then threw to first baseman Garrett Jones, and Barney was originally called out by first base umpire Marcus Pattillo. But Renteria challenged the call, and after a one-minute, 22-second review, the call was overturned.

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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