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Twins' Rocco Baldelli rips replay umpires for 'completely unacceptable' call against Gary Sanchez for blocking plate

Tim Beckham and Gary Sanchez combined to make what Twins manager Rocco Baldelli thought was a game-saving play in the 10th inning of their game against the Blue Jays on Sunday. Beckham caught a Cavan Biggio fly ball in shallow left field with one out and Whit Merrifield on third base. Merrifield tagged up and attempted to score, but Beckham's throw beat him to the plate. Sanchez applied the tag, home plate umpire Marty Foster signaled out and the Twins headed to the bottom of the inning tied.

Triston McKenzie arrives as an ace and Rocco Baldelli loses his mind on a play at the plate: Podcast

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sunday’s start for Triston McKenzie against playoff-bound Houston was a resume builder in his soon-to-be-ace portfolio. It came on the heels of Cal Quantrill’s strong six innings on Saturday and gave Cleveland a series split. Meanwhile, Minnesota’s Rocco Baldelli was losing his mind on a replay review in a loss to Toronto. Paul Hoynes and Joe Noga look back at a crazy day in the AL Central race on Monday’s Cleveland Baseball Talk podcast.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli tees off on overturned call vs. Blue Jays: 'Beyond embarrassing'

Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli did not mince words with the umpires after a crucial review at the plate ended up becoming the winning run for the Toronto Blue Jays. On Sunday, with the score between the Twins and Blue Jays tied 2-2 in the top of the 10th inning, Whit Merrifield attempted to go home on a tag from third off a shallow fly ball to left field. Merrifield was called out after a tag from Gary Sanchez caught him at home plate in the hip, initially ending the half inning for the visitors.

Twins' Rocco Baldelli rages after controversial call in loss to Blue Jays: 'I think it was pathetic'

Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was raging following a controversial call during his team’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. The Twins and the Blue Jays, both in the middle of playoff races, went into the 10th inning. Cavan Biggio was up and hit a pop fly that would send Whit Merrifield scurrying for home plate. Merrifield was initially called out at the plate on the bang-bang play, but after a challenge and review, it was ruled that he was safe because catcher Gary Sanchez was blocking the plate and didn’t establish a lane for Merrifield.

Rocco Baldelli Throws Epic Tantrum, Lashes Out After Questionable Call

Rocco Baldelli got his money’s worth when he stepped onto Target Field in the 10th inning of Sunday afternoon’s Blue Jays-Twins game. Baldelli went into hysterics after Minnesota fell victim to a highly questionable call reversal. Whit Merrifield initially was ruled out when he tried to score on a Cavan Biggio sacrifice fly, but Toronto challenged the ruling on the field. Upon review, officials determined Gary Sanchez blocked the plate, which granted the visitors the go-ahead run. The Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win, which sealed a four-game series split.