The Kansas City Royals were on the wrong end of a review in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
With two outs in a 3-3 tie, Jose Abreu came home on a wild pitch from Wade Davis. Cam Gallagher retrieved the ball and went to tag Abreu, who slid in on the third base side of home plate. He was called safe on the field and the review upheld the call, which gave the White Sox a 4-3 win.
Replays showed Gallagher may have tagged Abreu on his jersey before he reached the plate.
"If we're going to use video replay, there needs to be some accountability," Mike Matheny said after the loss. "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."
Plays can only be overturned if video review shows a conclusive reason for it. Umpires in New York made the call with the umpires in Chicago on a headset -- as is the norm.
"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," Matheny said. "It's just wrong and something has to be done about it."