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Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves Got Hosed on Replay

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Freddie Freeman at the plate
Freddie Freeman at the plate / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The red-hot New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, on Tuesday night in Georgia. The Yankees escaped the fifth inning with a controversial call at home plate where it looked like Atlanta's Freddie Freeman beat the throw to home with fundamentally sound slide around Gary Sanchez. The home plate umpire called him out and the play held up on replay.

Instead of tying the game, 4-4, with Dansby Swanson coming to the plate and a runner on base, the inning ended. The Yankees went on to add a run in the 7th and hold on despite Aroldis Chapman's worst efforts.

Freddie Freeman, Gary Sanchez
New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Everyone from Braves fans to Yankees blogs remain amazed at the call and replay decision this morning.