WATCH: Controversial Fan Interference Call Denies Astros a Home Run

Fan Interference
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It didn’t take long for controversy to enter into Game 4 of the ALCS on Wednesday night. In the first inning, with two runners on, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve smacked what appeared to be a surefire home run to right field.

However, things were not as they appeared.

As the ball made it over the wall, a fan interfered with Boston’s Mookie Betts as he attempted to make the catch:

Some thought the fan interference rule would not apply since it didn’t look as though the fan reached over the wall:

Though, while the fan didn’t reach over the fence, Mookie Betts did appear to have a real shot at making the play. However, the fan’s contact caused Betts’ glove caused it to close, preventing him from having a chance to make the play.

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