Call stands as D-backs double up Pence

Bochy's challenge unsuccessful on close play at first base

Call stands as D-backs double up Pence

PHOENIX -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy unsuccessfully challenged a sixth-inning call during Wednesday's game against the D-backs that resulted in Hunter Pence grounding into a double play.

Pence, who hit a ground ball to shortstop Nick Ahmed which forced out Buster Posey at second base, believed that he beat Chris Owings' relay to first. But after a review of videotaped replays, the play stood as called by the umpiring crew.

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