7/31/2014 11:17 P.M. ET
Pirates win challenge to erase pickoff at first
Umpires overturn call after quick review, keeping Polanco on base
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
PHOENIX -- Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle's challenge Thursday night against the D-backs turned out to be an easy call.
Gregory Polanco, aboard with a leadoff single in the third inning, was called out by first-base umpire Lance Barrett on a pickoff throw by catcher Miguel Montero.
Hurdle challenged the call -- which was overturned following a review of merely 50 seconds. Replays showed the diving Polanco easily get his long left arm on the bag before first baseman Paul Goldschmidt could apply the tag.
Polanco wound up stealing second base but was stranded. The Pirates led, 2-0, going to the bottom of the third.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.