Nicholas Castellanos slid across home plate, Pittsburgh catcher Francisco Cervelli lunged at him — and for a few fleeting moments, the Detroit Tigers rushed on to the field to celebrate a win on opening day.
All while the Pirates waited for a possible reprieve.
"We thought we had a shot, a legitimate shot, at getting the play our way. The play went our way because we made a good enough throw and good enough tag to get him before he touched the plate," Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. "At the end of the day, you just wait to see what they say in New York."
Sure enough, the call was overturned and Castellanos was ruled out — a replay...