Marlins win challenge on close play at first base in Philly

Hernandez ruled safe after crew overturns call

Marlins win challenge on close play at first base in Philly

PHILADELPHIA -- Enrique Hernandez believed he beat the throw, and instant replay confirmed his instincts in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park.

The Marlins successfully overturned what would have been a called double play on Hernandez's grounder to third base. The Phillies got the force at second when third baseman Maikel Franco threw to Chase Utley. Utley's quick turn and throw to Ryan Howard was initially ruled an out by first-base umpire Marty Foster.

Hernandez immediately signaled to the Miami dugout to review the play. Manager Mike Redmond challenged, and after 34 seconds, the call was overturned.

Miami is 19-for-27 on the season in challenges.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.