Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Braun's would-be second homer overturned

By Anthony Fenech / | 07/20/11

PHOENIX -- Ryan Braun was denied his second home run of the game in the top of the eighth inning of the Brewers' 5-2 win on Wednesday night after umpires overturned a long drive with instant replay.

With Milwaukee holding a 2-0 lead over Arizona, Braun jumped on a 1-0 offering from reliever Bryan Shaw and hit down the right-field line and over the fence.

Initially ruled a home run by first-base umpire Marvin Hudson, the Tim McClelland-chiefed crew reviewed the play and overturned it.

Video replays confirmed the ball leaving the field of play to the right of the foul pole.

Did Braun know the ball was foul?

"Honestly, I couldn't tell," Braun said. "I knew it was close, but I couldn't really tell whether it was fair or foul. I knew by [D-backs right fielder Justin Upton's] reaction that he was pretty sure it was foul."

It was the fifth home run overturned via replay in D-backs games this season and the third at Chase Field. The Brewers have been involved in three replay situations this season.

Braun doubled on the next pitch.

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