Sport Astros' Reddick tweets picture of apparent blown call in Boston
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In the aftermath of a potential postseason showdown between theand , which Boston won 6-5, outfielder took to Twitter to seemingly question a call from the seventh inning.
With the game tied 5-5, second basemanwas ruled out at the plate following a grounder from .
“Out”— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick)
The Astros challenged the call but it stood after a review of three minutes and 50 seconds.
Others joined Reddick to bring attention to the image of Altuve sliding into home.
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