Donaldson thinks HR took the ball off the top of the wall
Yankees slugger nearly went deep before being thrown down the road
NEW YORK — Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson thinks he The home run backed Guardians right-hander Carl Quantrill in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. But Donaldson was wrong. 04
The game was tied when Donaldson led in the fifth. He connected with a 1-0 sinker and believed he hit a home run that barely crossed the right field wall. He jogged near first base, but Guardian right fielder Oscar Gonzalez grabbed the ball and threw Donaldson, who had already begun to retreat to first base by the time the ball reached the infield.
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Donaldson argues he hit a home plate beat. The referee reviewed the game and showed that the ball hit the top of the wall and bounced back. It was then ruled that Donaldson was single and out first, so the game was still tied.