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Pinch-hitter Luis Jimenez was on deck when Wright entered. Once Ambriz took over, Scott Cousins came up as a pinch-hitter.

On Friday, Porter was upset that he caused the problem.

“Personally, I want to apologize to their whole crew for putting them in that position,” he said. “It’s unfortunate for the game of baseball.”

A day later, Culbreth tried to explain what happened.

“We just got to cross-sectioning different rules within the changing of a pitcher, and just had a hard time getting back on track from that,” he said. “We got confused.”

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.

Culbreth said Porter’s mistake was not the problem.

“I look at it that the players and the managers, they go out and play the game and it is our job, whether they are knowingly or unknowingly getting outside the boundaries to get them back in, and I fell short of keeping them inside those lines,” Culbreth said. “And that falls on me.”

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.

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