Originally written April 04, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
In Thursday's Orioles-Rays game, the Rays got a bad break in the ninth inning that ended up costing them the game. Trailing 6-2 with men on first and second and no one out, Evan Longoria hit a ball to deep left center field that just missed clearing the fence, bouncing off the top of the wall and rolling towards the infield. Longoria ended up at second and Ben Zobrist ended up at third on the play while Sean Rodriguez scored, which would have brought the tying run to the plate with none out. But as you can tell from the video, it didn't exactly work out that way. Longoria was called out on the play, because the umpires ruled that he ended up passing Zobrist on the basepaths. All replays shown on TV were inconclusive, but it was close, and you can't fault the umpires for making the call they did. Longoria getting called out ended up snuffing out Tampa Bay's rally, as instead of second and third with none out, they only had a man on third with one out. Shelley Dunc...
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