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Matheny wins challenge to complete double play

Video review overturns safe call at first base, ending Padres' rally in sixth inning

Matheny wins challenge to complete double play

SAN DIEGO -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny won a challenge on Wednesday night to help reliever Carlos Martinez close the sixth inning with a double play.

Martinez, with one out and Padres baserunners on first and second, induced a ground ball to short off the bat of eight-hole hitter Will Venable. Jhonny Peralta flipped the ball to second baseman Kolten Wong for one out, and Wong's relay throw arrived at first about the same time as Venable.

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First-base umpire Brian Gorman ruled Venable safe, a call that would be overturned via replay after a two-minute, 56-second review, with the Padres holding a 4-0 lead. It marked just the third successful challenge in 17 tries for Matheny this season.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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