Washington agrees with umps on homer calls

Washington agrees with umps on homer calls

NEW YORK -- Rangers manager Ron Washington said the umpires got both home run calls right in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

Both calls came in the bottom of the second inning. To review: Robinson Cano hit one deep to right field that sent Nelson Cruz to the wall. He jumped up and tried to snatch a home run away, but his glove got tangled with some fans trying to catch the baseball.

Cruz thought it was fan interference, but umpire Jim Reynolds called it a home run. Washington, after seeing the replay, agreed.

"The ball was gone," Washington said. "It was a home run."

Washington discussed it briefly with Reynolds but then returned to the dugout.

"It was one run," Washington said. "If we couldn't make up one run, we didn't need to be in that ballgame. There was no need to make a big deal out of it."

Two batters later, Lance Berkman hit a long drive down the right-field line that was ruled a home run. But the umpires reviewed it immediately and the replays showed it was a foul ball.