Blown Call Costs Red Sox At Least One Run, Putting Damper on Fifth-Inning Rally (Photo)

Blown Call Costs Red Sox At Least One Run, Putting Damper on Fifth-Inning Rally (Photo) A fifth inning Red Sox rally came to an abrupt end after a blown call by umpire Chris Guccione cost the Red Sox one run and maybe more.

After scoring two runs with two outs in the inning and Dustin Pedroia on third after a triple, David Ortiz lined a fastball from Jeremy Guthrie down the right field line that appeared to strike the wall below Pesky's Pole in fair territory. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, first base ump Guccione ruled that it was a foul ball.

Terry Francona came out to argue and Ortiz was visibly upset, but after conferring with the other umpires, Guccione refused to reverse the call.

Ortiz ended up flying out to the warning track to end the inning and the Red Sox were left trailing by two runs.

The Red Sox ended up losing by one run and the call may have been the difference.

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