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The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves game on Friday became one of the first to use the new replay system that’s available this year. In the fifth inning, the Nationals’ Ian Desmond roped a liner down the third base line that ended up stopping underneath the padding against the wall in left field. Braves’ outfielder Justin Upton threw both his hands up to signal a ground rule double, but Desmond kept running. After he crossed the plate for what initially looked to be an inside the park home run, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez came out to argue the play. The umpires convened to discuss the play and then went to the replay system. After about a five minute delay, the play was deemed a ground rule double and Desmond was sent back to second base. The official ruling on @IanDesmond20's HR, overturned to a double, was that the ball was lodged in the padding of the wall. Rule 7.05(f)— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 04, 2014 Check out the video below. Your browser does not support iframes.Filed under: MLB, Top Stories, Trevor Cullen
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