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  • Fly ball hits Travis Snider's face in fair ground even as he slides foul

    David Brown at Big League Stew1 day ago

    A player is not necessarily in foul territory just because his feet take him there. That's what happened Monday night to Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, whose unsuccessful bid in the fourth inning to catch a fly ball by Todd Frazier of the Reds ended with Snider on his behind in foul ground smarting from having the ball hit off his face. Worse for him, after a video review, umpires at replay headquarters reversed the call on the field — which had been foul. Instead, they awarded Frazier a double. A ground-face double of sorts.

    That play was resolved, but not the game's outcome. The teams are tied 7-all in the bottom of the sixth inning, and the game will be completed Tuesday night before the next game of the series.

    Via MLB.com, Reds manager Bryan Price said the injury time allotted for athletic trainers to check Snider gave his team time to check the replay and ask for a review.

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