Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny disagreed with the umpires' call that ultimately ended Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox."If we're going to use video replay, there needs to be some accountability," Matheny said, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN. "I walked in here and had two different camera angles with this guy out. Tagged before he ever touched the plate. Very obvious. I don't know what they're doing, backing each other up, whatever it is. It's wrong."White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu scored on a wild pitch from Royals reliever Wade Davis after appearing to avoid catcher Cam Gallagher's tag. There goes our MVP! #ChangetheGame pic.twitter.com/crwatg1tvL Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 16, 2021 Umpires reviewed the play, and another angle gave the impression that Gallagher may have successfully applied the tag. pic.twitter.com/k4Z5Vs2iml Justin Groc (@jgroc) May 16, 2021 The call was eventually upheld, and the White Sox walked off as winners in the 4-3 contest.Matheny maintains they got it wrong."They have the opportunity to take that much time, and from appearances, it looks like they don't want to bring them (the players) back onto the field while they're here with this crowd," he said. "It's just wrong, and something has to be done about it."White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton basically called it sour grapes."C'mon, baby. He was safe," Eaton said, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com. "They said he was safe, they even gave it replay. I had a pretty good view of it. Cam, I think, made the right decision. It's tough for a pitcher to run that far and to catch (and) find the plate, and we don't want another collision. Bang-bang play. Heck of a slide by Jos , and we'll definitely take it."The Royals now drop to 18-22 on the season and have lost 13 of their last 15 games.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Adam Eaton opens the scoring for the White Sox in the 5th, crushing a two-run home run and giving Chicago a 2-1 lead
White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton played just twice in the previous eight days, allowing him to rest a bruised knee and a tight hamstring. Back in the lineup Tuesday, he's "close to 100 percent," according to manager Tony La Russa.
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Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians after suffering an injury while trying to beat out a ground ball.Robert was diagnosed with a right hip flexor strain, the team announced. X-rays came back negative, and he'll undergo further tests Monday. There currently isn't a timeline for his return. Oh no no no no no. Luis Robert down.PLEASE be better than it looks! pic.twitter.com/TXCJylOZmI Ben Verlander (@Verly32) May 2, 2021 Robert collapsed in pain after crossing first base and had to be helped off the field by trainers as he couldn't apply pressure on his right leg or walk under his own power.The 23-year-old is batting .316/.359/.463 across 103 plate appearances to start the season. Adam Eaton replaced him Sunday.It's the latest injury suffered by a White Sox outfielder. Eloy Jimenez is slated to miss most of the campaign with a ruptured pectoral tendon, and Adam Engel hasn't played in 2021 due to a hamstring issue.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.