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Angels protest of Friday night’s game denied

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 03: Mike Scioscia #14 manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim argues a call with Dana DeMuth in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 3, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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The Angels lodged a formal protest of Friday night’s game against the White Sox.

The basis for the protest: In the first inning of the game, Paul Konerko hit a grounder to third with the bases loaded and no outs. Alberto Callaspo started what was to be a 5-2-3 double play. He went home with the throw to force out Alejandro De Aza at the plate, and then Chris Iannetta’s threw to first. The throw pulled Albert Pujols off the bag, however. Mike Scioscia argued, however, that Konerko’s running path was in the direct throwing lane of Iannetta, causing the throw to sail wide. Thus the protest.

Just a few minutes ago, Joe Torre said nope, protest denied. Which was expected because, really, when was the last time anything like that was upheld? I can’t remember one anyway.

The game now remains an 8-6 win for the Sox thanks to an Alex Rios walk-off homer in the 10th.