Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

David Price appears to throw shade at Alex Bregman after late strikeout

David Price appears to throw shade at Alex Bregman after late strikeout

With a 4-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, the Astros' bid to repeat as World Series champs is officially over.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' and Colorado Rockies' tiebreaker, sources told Yahoo Sports, had multiple accusations of deceit as well, with concerns of someone signaling batters from center field and another in which signals were relayed to a third-base coach from the tunnel and then passed along to the batter.

Wednesday's Game 4 between the Houston Astros and visiting Boston Red Sox quickly became embroiled in controversy when a potential first-inning home run by Houston's Jose Altuve was turned into an out after umpires ruled that fans had interfered with the attempt by Boston's Mookie Betts to catch the ball.

"I think you know what I think of Joe West right about now", Caldwell added. "I don't understand why they said it wasn't a home run". "I'm not sure if Mookie makes that catch, a great athlete, but how it's an assumed out is unbelievable".

Verlander recovered to put up two more zeroes, yet in the sixth, Mitch Moreland doubled and Ian Kinsler singled, and Rafael Devers produced the killing blow: A cheapie three-run homer, the other way, into the inviting left-field seats for a 4-0 Red Sox advantage. That homer broke a streak of 26 consecutive scoreless innings from Verlander in elimination games, a playoff record.

A key to the final decision was West's interference call on the field. Had West's ruling been a home run, that might have been unchanged as well.

West signaled fan interference after Betts was unable to make a jumping grab. An Astros fan hit Betts' glove in the stands.

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The call stood after a replay review that lasted 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

It was a ideal 43rd birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora, who became the first skipper from Puerto Rico to take a team to the World Series.

"We do feel that we have the best outfield in the big leagues", Boston's first-year manager Alex Cora said.

Altuve's response: "When I hit the ball, I was expecting to tie the game".

"I was pretty positive that ball was going in my glove", Betts said.

"I jumped and went over, reached my hand up, I felt like somebody was kind of pushing my glove out of the way or something", Betts said. "They didn't reach over the fence", she wrote. Without obstruction, the ball clearly would have gone over the wall. "The whole playoffs, actually", he said.

Astros manager AJ Hinch cracked a joke when asked if there were enough cameras at the ballpark to properly review plays like Altuve's hit. "We just needed to stay healthy and go out and execute", Bradley said. "I don't know, probably the guy is going to blast me because I'm talking about him - whoever he is - but you know what?"

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