Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Armando Galarraga robbed of perfect game on blown call at first

Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of what would have been the third perfect game in a month when first base umpire Jim Joyce clearly blew a call that would have been the final out.

Miguel Cabrera went to his right to field Jason Donald's ground ball and fired to a covering Galarraga, seemingly beating the runner by about a step. Umpire Jim Joyce ruled Donald safe and was showered with boos for the remainder of the game.

Galarraga retired to next batter to end the game, finishing with a one-hit shutout.

Even Donald thought he was out and was in disbelief, hands on head, after he was ruled safe. Miguel Cabrera had begun celebrating until he realized Joyce had called the runner safe.

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