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Sandberg wins challenge on close play at second

Sandberg wins challenge on close play at second

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg won a challenge in the top of the fifth inning Wednesday night on a play at second base in which Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson was originally ruled safe.

With Colorado leading, 2-1, and runners on first and second, Rockies third baseman Charlie Culberson grounded a ball to Chase Utley, who sprinted to second base for the forceout. Second-base umpire Jim Wolf ruled that Dickerson reached the base before Utley tagged it with his foot.

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Sandberg immediately got the word to challenge the call, and after a brief review, the ruling was overturned, as replay clearly showed Utley got to the bag before Dickerson.

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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