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Overturned homer leads to Boone ejection

@ladsonbill24 and @SlangsOnSports
April 20, 2019

NEW YORK -- What was originally a Gleyber Torres three-run homer was overturned on replay. Bidding for the Yankees' third long ball of the day in the third inning on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, Torres hit a fly ball to left field that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was leaping to

NEW YORK -- What was originally a Gleyber Torres three-run homer was overturned on replay.

Bidding for the Yankees' third long ball of the day in the third inning on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, Torres hit a fly ball to left field that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was leaping to catch, but a fan got in the way. The umpires ruled it as a homer for the Yankees' shortstop.

After a review, the homer was overturned on fan interference, keeping the score at 2-0 in favor of the Yankees.

"It's such a tough play where you are jumping [at the wall]," Gordon said. "When it happened, I don't know. I thought I was going to catch it for sure. At the last minute, [the fan] engulfed my glove."

An incensed Aaron Boone bolted out of the dugout, and the Yankees' skipper was ejected by second-base umpire Jerry Meals for arguing the ruling. It was the fifth ejection of Boone's managerial career.

"I just wanted to let everyone know how bad of a call I thought it was, taking a three-run homer off the board, in that spot on what would've been a miracle catch in my eyes," Boone said.

"At the moment, I thought it was catchable," Gordon said. "Is it the right call? I don't know. It turned out to be the benefit for us."

Bill Ladson has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2002. He covered the Nationals/Expos from 2002-2016. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Sarah Langs is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in New York. Follow her on Twitter @SlangsOnSports.