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Tampa Bay Rays stung by controversial ground-rule double in ALDS Game 3 loss to Boston Red Sox: 'It's a heartbreaker'

BOSTON -- Kevin Kiermaier felt sure that Yandy Diaz was going to score and give the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 lead in the 13th inning of Sunday night's pivotal ALDS Game 3 against the Boston Red Sox.

The Rays outfielder hit one off the Fenway Park right-field fence, the ball bouncing on the ground before deflecting off Red Sox right fielder Hunter Renfroe's right hip and skipping over the fence.

Had the ball not bounced over the fence, Diaz would have easily scored. Instead, crew chief Sam Holbrook called the umpires back toward the infield and the umpires made a decision: the ball would be ruled a ground-rule double and Diaz would need to return to third base.