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Maddon: 4-2 strikeout should be walk

Updated: April 24, 2014, 1:05 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has an interesting suggestion after Yunel Escobar struck out a pitch with a 4-2 count: give him credit for a walk.

Escobar struck out in the fifth inning Tuesday night after the umpires had an incorrect count -- even after a replay review. On what should have been a walk, umpires ruled the count was 3-2 after consulting with an umpire in New York.

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