PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Diamondbacks waited for the umpires to sort out a wild ending after baserunning follies on the final play, and wound up beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 in 10 innings Sunday.
Arizona loaded the bases with one out in the 10th and Chris Owings lined a ball over center fielder Billy Hamilton’s head.
As the Diamondbacks celebrated in the middle of the diamond, the Reds retrieved the ball – a stadium worker tossed it back – and began tagging the bases. The Reds claimed Arizona runners didn’t properly advance to touch the bags before leaving the field, and should be called out on force plays.
The umpires discussed the play for a couple of minutes and ruled the game was over.
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