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Upon Further Review, It's a Homer, Braves Win

ATLANTA (AP) - Brian McCann hit a game-winning homer with help from video replay, giving the Atlanta Braves a stunning 7-6 victory over the Florida Marlins on Sunday.

Pinch-hitter Matt Diaz tied the game with a two-run homer off Leo Nunez (4-3) after Brooks Conrad led off the ninth with a walk. Nunez retired the next two hitters, then McCann drove a 1-2 pitch toward the wall in right.

The ball bounced back onto the field, and the umpires initially ruled it was still in play. McCann stopped at second and began arguing that his hit cleared the wall.

The umpires conferred, then looked at a replay which clearly showed the ball struck the top of the wall and went over - then hit a back wall and ricocheted onto the field.

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