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In a postgame tirade, manager Dave Martinez claimed the Washington Nationals lost due of a non-call made during a game against the Houston Astros. Martinez printed a picture of the incident.

The incident happened on Wednesday during a press conference in Houston. Jake Meyers of the Astros, who was running to first base when a throw struck him in the helmet, scored the game-winning run as the Astros defeated the National 5–4.

In the bottom of the last inning, with the bases loaded and the score tied 4-4, Meyers took the mound. Hunter Harvey, a relief pitcher for the Nationals, pitched a 2-2 fastball that he hit to shortstop C.J. Abrams. Abrams hit a pass to Kiebert Ruiz, the catcher, to score Kyle Tucker at home.

Then, Ruiz threw toward first base, striking Meyers in the helmet as he ran inside the base line. The winning run was scored by first baseman Jose Abreu after the ball bounced into the outfield. Ruiz was accused of a mistake.

According to MLB regulations, a hitter is out if, in the final half of the distance from home to first base, he runs to the left of the foul line and, in the umpire’s opinion, obstructs the fielder who is trying to reach first base.

Martinez’s postgame news conference began with a question regarding the play. The paper he withdrew showed Meyers sprinting in the grass to the left of the line during the

With four innings played, the Nationals were behind 4-0. They tied the game with a run in the fifth and three more in the top of the ninth.

In the win, Abreu finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Dominic Smith, a first baseman for the Nationals, went 2 for 4 with an RBI triple.

The contentious call on Wednesday resembled one that was made during Game 6 of the 2019 World Series, which the Nationals won against the Astros to tie the series at three.
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