A fan interference call just changed complexion of ALCS

Sure Looks Like The Astros Got Screwed Over On A Fan Interference That Should've Been A HR (VIDEO)

A replay review concluded that the call would stand. "Jose paid kind of the ultimate price for something out of his control". It happened in the first inning, when Caldwell tried to catch a ball coming down near his seat in the right-field stands, explains USA Today. Altuve then launched a 2-1 pitch out to right field for what looked as if it would be a game-tying homer.

The officials in Wednesday's game had originally ruled in favour of the Red Sox, deciding that Altuve was out as a result of fan interference when Betts' glove reached over the back wall and into the front row of spectators. "But we assume - and you can assume a lot with Mookie because he's an incredible athlete - we assume he's going to make this spectacular catch jumping as high as he can into the crowd", Hinch said.

However Rule 6.01 (e) declares that "no interference shall be allowed when a field reaches over a fence railing, rope or into a stand to catch a ball".

'I didn't reach over the wall, ' he told The Washington Post.

Sure Looks Like The Astros Got Screwed Over On A Fan Interference That Should've Been A HR (VIDEO)
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West, the crew chief working the right-field line at Minute Maid Park, signaled fan interference after Betts was unable to make a jumping grab.

Outfielder Mookie Betts had a chance to rob Altuve, but he was in a battle for the ball by an Astros fan, and the baseball sailed over the fence, looking like Altuve had hit a dinger that Houston desperately needed.

"That was a ball I could catch".

Now Houston's chances to repeat as World Series champions are almost out of reach after an 8-6 loss Wednesday night that put the Red Sox ahead 3-1 in the best-of-seven matchup. He does so at his own risk. It's hard to tell if Betts reached into the stands or the fans reached over the wall or if they met directly at the wall.

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Because Altuve was called out, the Red Sox maintained their 2-0 lead over Houston.

However, the game didn't just hinge on that call.

"There was a lot of game left", he said. It would have been nice to tie the game at that point. "That's not how the game plays".

The controversial interference call brought back memories of a similar situation that took place during a playoff game over a decade ago.

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"It doesn't matter what I think".

After the game, West said he thought the the call was clear, even if his colleagues in the NY replay operations center did not.

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