Found June 23, 2013 on The Detroit Sports Site:

Daniel Nava was burned by a controversial call late in the Detroit Tigers’ 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The two teams were tied at four in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Detroit’s Avisail Garcia lifted a flyball to the warning track in right. Nava drifted back, then appeared to make a basket catch, before dropping the ball as he readied to throw it back into the infield. However, the umpires rules that Nava never had control of the ball — Garcia took advantage, reaching second on the play and then scoring the go-ahead run later in the inning. The video’s below (and it includes the ejection of Boston manager John Farrell). What’s your call? Catch or no catch? Your browser does not support iframes.


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