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Baseball: Reds-Marlins call right, took too long

Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart (2) protests to homeplate umpire Mike Winters, right, as he scores the game tying run 1-1 on a sacrifice fly by Todd Frazier against the Miami Marlins in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Miami, Thursday, July 31, 2014.  The Cincinnati Reds benefited from Major League Baseball's new instant replay system and the rule preventing catchers from blocking the plate in a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. The Reds won 3-1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says it got the replay call right in ruling that the Miami Marlins catcher blocked the plate, but it took too long.

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This Date In Baseball

1906 — The “Hitless Wonder” Chicago White Sox began their AL record 19-game winning streak with a 3-0 win over Boston. The record would be tied by the 1947 New York Yankees.

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Pirates can’t overcome D-backs’ HR barrage

PHOENIX (AP) — Jeff Locke had handcuffed the Arizona Diamondbacks before, holding them to two runs in eight innings on July 1. And after three innings, he was rolling again.

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Marte, Hill lift Diamondbacks past Pirates, 7-4

Arizona Diamondbacks' Andy Marte celebrates his two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Andy Marte had not been in the major leagues since 2010, nearly a four-year span that included one year out of the game and time in the independent leagues.

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Braves fall to Dodgers 2-1 in 3-game sweep

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers.

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