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Athletics still miffed about ninth-inning call

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:36 a.m. CDT
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(Mark Duncan)
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, argues with umpire Angel Hernandez after a review failed to turn a double by Adam Rosales into a home run in the ninth inning of the A's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Cleveland. Melvin was ejected. The Indians won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Athletics manager Bob Melvin says he has been in contact with Major League Baseball regarding the disputed ninth-inning call in Wednesday night's game.

After watching a replay, umpires ruled the ball hit by Oakland's Adam Rosales with two outs was a double and not a game-tying homer. TV replays showed the ball cleared the 19-foot-high wall and struck a railing. Melvin does not know if the call will be overturned, but expects baseball officials to comment.

The Indians won 4-3 and Melvin was ejected by second-base umpire Angel Hernandez.

The manager said before Thursday's game he has not changed his mind, still certain Rosales' hit was a homer. He says the call "came down to somebody's decision and that was probably against the grain for what the majority thought."

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