7/22/2014 1:12 A.M. ET
Umpires overturn home run call on Twins
Potential two-run shot by Colabello instead becomes foul ball
By Alex M. Smith / MLB.com
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins thought they had two additional runs in the second inning on Monday night during their 4-3 win against the Indians, but that wasn't the case after instant replay.
With a runner on second and no outs, Chris Colabello smacked a deep shot to right field off T.J. House. The ball sailed near the foul pole and over the fence, and first-base umpire D.J. Reyburn gestured that the ball was fair.
Colabello rounded the bases, but Indians manager Terry Francona popped out of the dugout to argue the call.
After the umpires reviewed the play, the call was overturned and ruled a foul ball.
"I thought so," Francona said. "I never lost sight of the ball, so I was pretty confident."
House proceeded to strike out Colabello and pick up two more outs to end the inning with the Indians trailing, 2-0.
"It's great," House said. "You don't want to be down 4-0 in the second. Just got to get that guy out, which I did, and kind of limited the damage there with just two runs. So it was definitely a positive influence on the later end of the game."
Alex M. Smith is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.