Indians edge A’s on controversial call 

click to enlarge Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, argues with umpire Angel Hernandez after a review failed to turn a double by Adam Rosales into a home run in the ninth inning of the A's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Cleveland. Melvin was ejected. The Indians won 4-3. - ASSOCIATED PRESS
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  • Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, argues with umpire Angel Hernandez after a review failed to turn a double by Adam Rosales into a home run in the ninth inning of the A's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Cleveland. Melvin was ejected. The Indians won 4-3.

An apparent game-tying homer by the A’s Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat Oakland 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Rosales sent a drive off Indians closer Chris Perez that looked as if it cleared the left field wall. However, second base umpire Angel Hernandez called it a double, and the crew concurred after leaving the field to review the videotape.

When the umpires returned and told Rosales to stay at second, A’s manager Bob Melvin sprinted onto the field and was immediately ejected.

TV replays appeared to show the ball cleared the yellow stripe and hit a metal railing above the 19-foot high wall.
Perez wound up loading the bases before getting the final out as the Indians won for the ninth time in 10 games.
Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana homered for Cleveland. A’s starter A.J. Griffin was dominant early, but then allowed two runs in each the fifth and sixth innings. He lasted 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs, three earned, and striking out four.

NOTE: The A’s placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist, where he joined center fielders Coco Crisp (hamstring) and Chris Young (quadriceps). The A’s also recalled first baseman Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s released left-hander Jordan Norberto. Barton made an instant impact, driving in two runs as part of the A’s three-run fourth inning.

— Staff, wire report

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