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Cubs win challenge on safe call at first base

Reds' Negron initially given infield hit, but Renteria's eye proves otherwise

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CINCINNATI -- The Cubs challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning, and it was overturned.

With Cincinnati leading, 6-2, Kris Negron led off the Reds' fifth by hitting the ball toward first baseman Chris Valaika, who flipped to pitcher Carlos Villanueva. First-base umpire Ben May ruled Negron was safe with an infield hit.

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But Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged the call, and after a 44-second review, it was overturned.

The Cubs now have challenged 48 calls this season, and won 20.

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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