Alcantara's homer confirmed after review

Alcantara's homer confirmed after review

PITTSBURGH -- A crew-chief review requested by Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed a home run by Arismendy Alcantara in the fifth inning of the Bucs' game against the Cubs on Friday night.

Alcantara led off with the drive off Gerrit Cole into PNC Park's right-center seats -- which landed in the lap of a fan who had his arms stretched out over the railing.

A very brief review was necessary to confirm the original call of home run. Angles of the drive showed it clearing the railing prior to reaching the spectator.

The home run cut the Pirates' lead to 3-2.

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