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Controversial call helps Giants top White Sox, 7-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants scored seven runs after a video review led umpires to overturn an out call at home because Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers illegally blocked Gregor Blanco, and San Francisco went on to beat the White Sox 7-1 on Wednesday.

     In the seventh inning, Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu fielded Joe Panik's broken-bat grounder to easily throw out Blanco for the second out. Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the play, and umpires ruled Flowers' left leg was illegally blocking the plate before the ball arrived.

     White Sox manager Robin Ventura argued the call and was immediately ejected, setting off an epic protest in which he repeatedly kicked dirt on the plate.

     San Francisco snapped a five-game losing streak behind Jake Peavy.

     Jose Quintana took the loss.

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