The Boston Red Sox have officially protested Saturday's loss to the New York Yankees.
The Red Sox claim Matt Holliday interfered with a potential double play on a slide back to first base in the 11th inning.
New York won 4-1 in 16 innings. Boston says the protest is more about making sure such a play isn't allowed to happen again.
John Farrell contends that Holliday interfered with Mitch Moreland's ability to catch a return throw from Xander Bogaerts on what could have been a double play. Although Holliday had already been called out on a force play at second base on a ground ball by Jacoby Ellsbury, he charged back to first. The throw got by Moreland and hit Ellsbury, who was ruled safe.
"I still firmly believe there was interference on the play," Farrell said. "If it goes unaddressed or goes without any kind of further attention brought to it, who's to say you can't instruct runners to do the same going forward?
"If there was no interference, [Moreland] would've had access to the bag. He was taken out of it by the returning runner [Holliday]."