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Stephen Cannella
July 15, 2002
ROYALS 4, A'S 3 July 6 Kansas City's Michael Tucker doesn't hit many home runs—he had four at the All-Star break—and a bizarre baserunning blunder in this game didn't help his stats. In the top of the 10th, with one out and Mike Caruso on first, Tucker hit a drive over the wall in dead centerfield. As he rounded first base, Tucker stopped and then was passed by Caruso, who was retreating back to first. Both men thought A's centerfielder Terrence Long had made a leaping catch. (Long did get his glove on the ball, but he lost it when he collided with the fence.) Caruso was allowed to score, but Tucker was called out and credited with a 405-foot single.
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July 15, 2002

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ROYALS 4, A'S 3 July 6
Kansas City's Michael Tucker doesn't hit many home runs—he had four at the All-Star break—and a bizarre baserunning blunder in this game didn't help his stats. In the top of the 10th, with one out and Mike Caruso on first, Tucker hit a drive over the wall in dead centerfield. As he rounded first base, Tucker stopped and then was passed by Caruso, who was retreating back to first. Both men thought A's centerfielder Terrence Long had made a leaping catch. (Long did get his glove on the ball, but he lost it when he collided with the fence.) Caruso was allowed to score, but Tucker was called out and credited with a 405-foot single.

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