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Missed call at first base negated tying run

Updated: August 4, 2003, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Umpire Tim Welke admitted Sunday he probably missed a call at first base that cost the Colorado Rockies the tying run in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates the day before.

Welke, the crew chief, called Colorado's Jay Payton out at first base to complete a game-ending double play in Pittsburgh's 1-0 victory Saturday. There were runners at first and third and one out when Payton came to the plate.

Replays appeared to show Payton beat the throw from second baseman ...

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