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O's, Mariners have homer call replayed

O's, Mariners have homer call replayed

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SEATTLE -- A home run was overturned for the first time in Safeco Field history during Wednesday night's 3-2 Mariners win over the Orioles, and the O's had the first replay in their history.

In the top of the first inning of the Mariners' game against the Orioles, Baltimore first baseman Aubrey Huff hit a 2-0 pitch from Mariners lefty Jason Vargas into the stands by the right-field foul pole. First-base umpire Chris Guccione ruled it a fair ball, and baserunner Nick Markakis and Huff rounded the bases to give Baltimore an apparent 2-0 lead.

Soon after Huff touched home plate, however, the umpires conferred and quickly ruled it a foul ball. That got Baltimore manager Dave Trembley out of the dugout. He began arguing with home-plate umpire Tony Randazzo, and within minutes, all four umpires left the field to check the video replay.

About two minutes later, the umpires re-emerged onto the field and ruled the home run foul once again.

The consultation of the video replay is the second at Safeco. On Sept. 24, 2008, a Vladimir Guerrero home run was ruled foul and Angels manager Mike Scioscia asked for a replay, which proved that the umpires had the call correct.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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