MLB suspends, fines umps after 2nd mistake

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“Well, the only thing I can tell you is that all matters concerning protests are handled through the league office,” he said.

Porter said he spoke with Culbreth after the game and apologized to him when he realized he was wrong. But he still wanted to make a public apology.

“There are some repercussions, and again as I sit here today, it’s more that I feel sorry for the crew chief and the crew for having to wear what it is that happened last night,” Porter said.

Wright, one of the pitchers involved in the fiasco, thinks it’s unfortunate that Culbreth was suspended. He said when it happened; he figured he was going to have to stay in to face a batter.

“When they told me I was out of the game I was just kind of like: `Maybe I don’t understand the rule,’” he said. “It was just one of those weird situations.”

A day earlier, a mistake in Cleveland caused a lot of commotion.

Adam Rosales and the Athletics were certain he’d hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning against the Indians. Three umpires went to a video review and instead upheld the original call on the field that the ball didn’t clear the left-field wall.

Oakland manager Bob Melvin was ejected and was later contacted by MLB officials.

The mistake drew attention all over the majors. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said he’d never before seen an obvious miss despite replay.

“This is the first one where there definitely is a line drawn where you go, `Wow,’” he said.

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AP Sports Writer Kristie Rieken contributed to this story from Houston.

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