8/27/2014 9:16 P.M. ET
Cubs win challenge on safe call at first base
Reds' Negron initially given infield hit, but Renteria's eye proves otherwise
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com
CINCINNATI -- The Cubs challenged a call at first base in the fifth inning, and it was overturned.
With Cincinnati leading, 6-2, Kris Negron led off the Reds' fifth by hitting the ball toward first baseman Chris Valaika, who flipped to pitcher Carlos Villanueva. First-base umpire Ben May ruled Negron was safe with an infield hit.
But Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged the call, and after a 44-second review, it was overturned.
The Cubs now have challenged 48 calls this season, and won 20.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.