Rafael Devers robbed of HR by Minute Maid Park roof

Rafael Devers robbed of HR by Minute Maid Park roof

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers was robbed of a home run by the roof of Minute Maid Park during Saturday's game in Houston.

It happened in the top of the second inning as Devers crushed a 3-2 pitch towards the seats in the right field corner. It seemed like a no-doubter when the ball hit a girder on the stadium roof and bounced back into play, landing in short right field. The Astros fielders tracked it down, and Devers was limited to a double.

According to the ground rules at Minute Maid Park, baseballs that hit the roof of the stadium are in play, so if the ball were to land in foul territory, it would be a foul ball. You would think that with all of the technology they have these days, umpires should be allowed to rule whether a ball is a home run or not based on the trajectory of the ball.

As luck would have it, Devers never made it around to score, and the Astros beat the Red Sox 4-3, so this play arguably could have made the difference in the game.

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