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Tigers thwart Bucs' steal attempt on overturned call

Ausmus wins challenge after Avila, Kinsler combine to catch Polanco

Tigers thwart Bucs' steal attempt on overturned call

DETROIT -- The Tigers won a replay challenge and a seventh-inning out against the Pirates on Tuesday night, when Gregory Polanco's stolen base was overturned upon review.

With the Pirates holding a 4-2 lead, Polanco reached base on a one-out single off Al Alburquerque, then tried to take off for second with Jordy Mercer batting. Second-base umpire Paul Schrieber initially ruled that Polanco slid in ahead of second baseman Ian Kinsler's tag, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus challenged the play.

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It took just 49 seconds for the call to be overturned and Alex Avila to be credited with his 30th would-be basestealer retired in 86 attempts, a 35-percent rate.

For Ausmus and replay official/defensive coordinator Matt Martin, meanwhile, it was their 17th call overturned in 28 challenges this season.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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