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Chief Hirschbeck defends ump's call

Updated: July 7, 2009, 11:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Given another swipe at the play, the umpires said Derek Jeter was told he got tagged, too.

A day after a disputed call left the New York Yankees and their captain peeved, crew chief John Hirschbeck tried Tuesday night to quell the ill will.

In Monday's game between New York and Toronto at Yankee Stadium, Jeter tried to steal third base in the first inning and was called out by ump Marty Foster. The throw beat Jeter, but replays showed he got a hand on the bag before he ...

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