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Angels protest key play during 7-5 loss to Royals

Angels protest key play during 7-5 loss to Royals

Major League Baseball’s rulebook splayed out on his desk in Kauffman Stadium’s visiting clubhouse, Mike Scioscia spoke vehemently late Wednesday night. He believed an umpiring misinterpretation robbed his Angels of a victory that could have been theirs.

Ahead by two runs on Kansas City in the seventh inning, with Royals on first and second bases, Matt Shoemaker fielded a sacrifice bunt by Raul Mondesi Jr., turned and threw the baseball into right field. Kole Calhoun slipped when he tried to pick it up at the wall and both Royals runners scored while Mondesi took third base.

Scioscia emerged at once. The Angels manager argued to...

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