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No extra replay for D-backs-Dodgers in Australia

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm •  Published: March 7, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's expanded replay system won't be expanding to Australia for opening day.

The new replay format that allows managers to challenge most calls by umpires won't be in place when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks start the regular season with a two-game series on March 22-23.

The games will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The technology that MLB will use at other games during the regular season won't be in place for the opener.

Standard replay will be available in Australia for disputed home run and boundary calls under the format in place since 2008.

MLB is testing the new system at spring training games in Florida and Arizona. Most calls other than balls-and-strikes are subject to review.