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Two reviews of one play consume nearly six minutes in Mets-Brewers game

MILWAUKEE -- One play. Two video reviews. Total time consumed during Friday's New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers game: 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

That was the scenario in the third inning, when the Brewers momentarily took a 1-0 lead, then the run came off the scoreboard.

With two outs and Aaron Hill at second base, Jonathan Villar hit a grounder that kicked off Matt Harvey and behind shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. Hill raced home, and plate umpire Larry Vanover ruled that Hill narrowly beat Cabrera’s throw to the plate.

The Mets challenged. And after a 3:01 review, the Mets won and the inning was ruled over.

Or so it seemed.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell convinced the umpiring crew to review whether Kevin Plawecki adequately provided a lane to the plate for Hill. The umpires accepted, without the Brewers being charged with a challenge.

After another 2:49 of review time, it was ruled that Plawecki had given Hill a lane.

Inning over.