Matt Holliday base running forces protest from Red Sox


Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher Chris Sale set the new franchise record for strikeouts by a Red Sox lefty against the New York Yankees over the past 100 years.

The odd sequence Saturday started with Matt Holliday of the Yankees on first base with no outs.

Meanwhile, Moreland couldn't get back to first to catch the throw, which ricocheted off Ellsbury's leg and the ball kicked down the baseline a little bit. Bogaerts stepped on second and threw towards first to throw out Ellsbury, but the returning Holliday seemed to interfere with Moreland and Ellsbury was deemed safe.

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The Red Sox, of course, believed Ellsbury should have called out due to interference, but the umpires, after a lengthy review, chose to call him safe. After a lengthy review, the umpires allowed Ellsbury to stay on first.

Boston played the rest of the game under protest. He finished the outing with 13 strikeouts - which ties his season-high - departing with a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth inning.