Dusty Baker and the Houston Astros had been upset over a name that went within the Chicago White Sox’s favor throughout Sport 3 of their ALDS on Sunday night time in Chicago.
The White Sox had been main 7-6 and had runners on the corners with no one out and Yasmani Grandal up within the backside of the fourth. Grandal hit a gradual chopper to first, and Yuli Gurriel charged and fielded it. Gurriel threw house to attempt to cease Luis Robert from scoring. Nevertheless, his throw hit Grandal, who was operating on the grass contained in the baseline.
Gurriel was charged with an error, whereas Robert scored and the White Sox’s runners superior to second and third with no one out. Their lead grew to 8-6.
Baker got here out to protest the decision and gave the impression to be informed that the umpires didn’t suppose Grandal interfered deliberately. A baserunner is out if they’re greater than three ft away from the baseline to keep away from a tag or to deliberately intrude with a throw (Rule 7.08)
The umpires might have decided that Grandal deliberately ran contained in the baseline to intrude with the throw, which might have resulted in him being known as out and the runners returning to their bases. In order that was a giant play.
The White Sox ended up scoring yet one more run that inning to go up 9-6.
Right here is one other take a look at Grandal operating:
FOX commentator AJ Pierzynski appeared to suppose Grandal ran on the grass deliberately. The Astros did too.