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Phillies lose protest of defeat to Florida

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Phillies lose protest of defeat to Florida

Postby WebHamster » Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:00 pm

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Philadelphia had its protest of a recent loss to Florida denied Friday by the commissioner's office.

Bob DuPuy, Major League Baseball's chief operating officer, denied a protest issued by Phillies manager Larry Bowa after his team's 8-7, 12-inning loss Wednesday against the Marlins.

Placido Polanco lined a pitch to left field leading off the bottom of the ninth. After the ball got stuck under the padding on the wall, Jeff Conine threw up his hands, and the umpires ruled it a ground-rule double.

Polanco, who had circled the bases, returned to second base, and failed to score, sending the game into extra innings.
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