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Game Ends in Appeal

Sunday’s Reds-D’Backs game in Arizona ended in controversy as it involved a rare double appeal to end the inning and a misinterpretation of the rules by the umpires. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the tenth inning, the D’Backs had the bases loaded with one out when Chris Owings hit a shot over the head of Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton who was playing shallow. Owings touched first base and Paul Goldschmidt, the…

Sunday’s Reds-D’Backs game in Arizona ended in controversy as it involved a rare double appeal to end the inning and a misinterpretation of the rules by the umpires. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the tenth inning, the D’Backs had the bases loaded with one out when Chris Owings hit a shot over the head of Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton who was playing shallow. Owings touched first base and Paul Goldschmidt, the…

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...and defensively, players should be aware of runners who fail to advance to the next base when forced so they can make a timely appeal.

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