{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"content":["replay" ] }

Fuld's fantastic assist confirmed by replay

|
Fuld's fantastic assist confirmed by replay play video for Fuld's fantastic assist confirmed by replay

OAKLAND -- Umpires used a crew-chief review to confirm a stellar double play executed by A's outfielder Sam Fuld and catcher Derek Norris during Oakland's 8-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.

With runners on the corners and one out in the fourth inning, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas lifted a ball to center field. After making the catch, Fuld delivered a big, full-body throw that caused him to leave his feet, and it arrived in time for Norris to nab Alex Gordon at home.

"I thought I had made a good slide, but he obviously tagged me before I got to the plate. Sam Fuld made a great throw. To throw it from there on a line, for a strike, it's a good play," said Gordon.

The double play ended the inning and kept Oakland's deficit at 1-0.

Royals manager Ned Yost came out of the dugout to speak with the umpires after the play, and crew chief Hunter Wendelstedt initiated a review to see if Norris was blocking the plate. Though Norris crept up the third-base line a bit to make the catch, replay officials in New York determined that he made a legal play.

The A's went on to score eight runs in the fifth inning, providing plenty of support for southpaw Jon Lester, who gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings to post a quality start in his much-anticipated Oakland debut.

Alex Espinosa is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["replay" ] }
{"content":["replay" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español