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Marlins win challenge on Stanton's catch

Video review confirms right fielder held ball before dropping on transfer

Marlins win challenge on Stanton's catch

SAN FRANCISCO -- Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond successfully challenged the transfer rule in Friday's 7-5 victory over the Giants when Giancarlo Stanton's catch of Hunter Pence's fly ball was originally ruled a drop by first-base umpire and crew chief Gary Cederstrom.

Angel Pagan led off the fifth with a double. Pence sent a drive into the gap in right-center field that Stanton caught on the run. As he transferred the ball to his throwing hand, it fell to the ground.

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Redmond immediately sprang out of the dugout and walked purposefully to Cederstrom. The call was overturned after a two-minute, 11-second review.

"As we talked about in Spring Training, this is a work in progress," Redmond said before the game. "Like the transfer rule -- plays like that are going to be reviewed."

Pagan advanced to third on the play and scored when Buster Posey hit a sacrifice fly, also to Stanton, making the score 5-4 in favor of the Marlins.

Miami is 7-for-8 in replay challenges on the season.

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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