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Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos 'shocked' by overturned call

Posted: 9:27 PM, Mar 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-30 21:27:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos said he was "personally shocked" his potential game-winning run was overturned in the 10th inning of Detroit's 13-10 loss to the Pirates on Friday.

"I went from Miggy giving me high fives, saying 'way to beat out that double play,' to them saying I was out," Castellanos told reporters at Comerica Park. "I was personally shocked. I know a lot of the guys on the team were too, but it is what it is."

Castellanos said he and his teammates all initially thought it was a courtesy review, given the outcome of the game hung in the balance. His frustration was clear when discussing the decision process by replay officials to overturn the call.

"We've had plenty of plays that need clear and conclusive evidence to overturn, and 'there was one angle that maybe looked like it could've gotten my sleeve, and let's overturn the game and not let the Tigers win.' So it doesn't really seem consistent to how the process has been run in the past and how we've been explained by the players' association that it needs to be 'clear and conclusive' to overturn it."