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Adrian Gonzalez tweets photo of controversial call: ‘Somehow this is an out’

Adrian Gonzalez home replay

Adrian Gonzalez feels his Los Angeles Dodgers were cheated out of much more than just a run Wednesday night, and he took to Twitter after the game to express his frustrations.

Gonzalez was trying to score on a two-out single in the second inning of Game 4 of the NLCS, but he was called out at home plate. Replays appeared to show that he beat the tag, but the call was upheld by Major League Baseball headquarters in New York due to a lack of evidence. Like many others, Gonzalez believes this is evidence enough:

In fairness, it was difficult to tell if the heel of Chicago Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras’ glove made contact with Gonzalez before the first baseman’s hand touched the plate, but it sure looked like Gonzlaez was safe. You can see a video of the play here.

The run would have given the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead in a game they eventually lost 10-2. Gonzalez believes things could have gone much differently if the correct call was made.

“It’s a huge moment for us,” he told reporters after the loss, which evened the series at 2-2. “(Dodgers starting pitcher) Julio Urias gets a run to work with, we turn the lineup over. There’s so many different things that can happen. To get a lead would have been big for us, and I thought we put ourselves in a position to get to (Cubs starter John Lackey). But he escaped.”

The Dodgers will send Kenta Maeda to the mound to face Jon Lester in Game 5 Thursday night.

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