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Replay aids Rockies, Hernandez vs. Cubs

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CHICAGO -- Rockies left-hander Pedro Hernandez's solid work in his first Major League start in 11 months was aided by an instant-replay call reversal in the bottom of the fifth inning against the Cubs on Thursday afternoon.

In a scoreless game, Welington Castillo singled to start the inning, then Junior Lake grounded to Rockies shortstop Charlie Culberson, who tossed to DJ LeMahieu for the force at second. First-base umpire Greg Gibson ruled that Lake beat LeMahieu's throw to first baseman Justin Morneau, but replay showed that Lake was out, and the call was overturned.

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Rockies manager Walt Weiss is 13-for-29 on replay challenges this season.

 

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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