A new era was ushered in as instant replay was utilized for the first time across Major League Baseball on Monday.
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria was the first to utilize expanded replay this season as he challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day.
Pitcher Jeff Samardzija was attempting to bunt runners over from first and second but pitcher Francisco Liriano was able to get Nate Schierholtz out at third base. Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez then fired to first for the double play, narrowly beating Samardzija’s final stride.
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