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MLB Denies Angels Protest Of Friday's Game Against White Sox

The Los Angeles Angels played Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox under protest. On Monday, the official ruling of Joe Torre and Major League Baseball was that the protest would be denied.

In the first inning of Friday's game, the White Sox had the bases loaded with no outs. Paul Konerko grounded to third base and Alberto Callaspo fielded the ball and threw home to Chris Iannetta, who then threw on to first base to attempt to complete the double play. The throw pulled Albert Pujols off the bag and Konerko was called safe at first.

Mike Scioscia immediately came out to argue the call, insisting that Konerko was illegally in the path of Iannetta's throw and thus should have been called out. The umpires disagreed and the Angels played the remainder of the game under protest.

Teams play games under protest a handful of times each year and very nearly every time, those protests are denied. The ruling is not surprising.

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