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Hit by pitch, Cruz awarded first following review

Hit by pitch, Cruz awarded first following review

BALTIMORE -- Nelson Cruz danced out of the way when Chris Capuano threw a pitch at his feet in the second inning on Monday, stepped out of the batter's box and waited. He knew he got hit by a pitch. Manager Buck Showalter thought he did. A three-minute, 24-second review confirmed their thoughts, and Cruz was awarded first base.

Capuano threw a 1-1 slider inside against Cruz, only it didn't break back over the plate. The pitch missed Cruz's front foot and appeared to clip him on the toes of his right foot. Home-plate umpire Will Little missed that initially and Showalter didn't wait long to trudge out of the dugout to challenge the play.

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The overturned call moved Adam Jones to second base, but outfielder Delmon Young grounded out a batter later to end the inning.

Showalter is now 13-for-24 on challenges this season.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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