Disputed call nearly causes riot at wild-card game
ATLANTA -- Andrelton Simmons lifted a pop fly into shallow left field. Not a hard-hit ball, by any means, but at least 50 feet beyond the infield.
St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma drifted back, throwing up his hand in that universal baseball gesture, "I've got it." Only one problem. Right before the ball came down, the rookie veered out of the way, apparently thinking left fielder Matt Holliday was going to take it.
The ball dropped harmlessly in the grass. The crowd roared, thinking ...
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