NEWS
07/27/2011 12:53 EDT | Updated 09/26/2011 05:12 EDT

Baseball acknowledges umpire missed call in Pittsburgh's loss to Braves

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Upon further review, he's out.

Major League Baseball acknowledged Wednesday umpire Jerry Meals made the wrong call in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3, 19th-inning win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Upon further review, he's out.

Major League Baseball acknowledged Wednesday umpire Jerry Meals made the wrong call in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3, 19th-inning win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Meals ruled Pittsburgh catcher Mike McKenry failed to tag Atlanta's Julio Lugo in the bottom of the 19th, allowing Lugo to score the winning run. Replays showed McKenry clearly tagging Lugo well before Lugo got to the plate.

The Pirates filed a formal complaint hours after the longest game in team history, and baseball's executive vice-president for baseball operations Joe Torre said it appeared Meals got the call wrong.