09/29/10 2:39 AM ET
After review, Bourjos' homer called foul ball
Replay takes away three-run blast in seventh inning
By Evan Drellich / MLB.com
A three-run homer off Dallas Braden with none out in the seventh was called fair by third-base umpire C.B. Bucknor before being overturned in an umpires' review. It would have been Bourjos' fifth of the season and given the Halos some insurance. They led 3-2 at the time.
Bucknor made the call late, to the protest of several A's players. Replays showed the ball was foul.
Bourjos, a rookie, went on to fly out to right field for the first out, but the Halos added a run a batter later on Howard Kendrick's sacrifice fly to right.
Bourjos made two spectacular plays in the field, the first in the third inning, when his back-handed sliding catch in shallow center robbed Rajai Davis. An inning later, Bourjos leapt and took away a home run from Powell with one out, one on and the game tied at 1. Kevin Kouzmanoff had homered two batters earlier for the A's first run.
Evan Drellich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.