The Red Sox beat the Tigers 7-4 on Monday night thanks in large part to a three-run second inning that was made possible by a missed call. With two out and two strikes, Boston shortstop Mike Aviles tipped a ball that Detroit catcher Gerald Laird caught for strike three. It should have ended the inning, but the homeplate umpire ruled that the ball hit the ground and Aviles was given another chance. He singled and the Red Sox went on to score three runs. After the game, Jim Leyland decided to take out his frustrations on the reporters rather than the umpires.
“There should not have been a second inning rally,” Leyland said after the game according to FoxSportDetroit.com. “There were three outs. I’ve been in the game a long time, when the catcher catches the ball and it’s strike three you call the guy out. It’s that simple, isn’t it?