Orioles third baseman Manny Machado reached for the leg of White Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie as he tried to halt a triple play on Saturday, but was not found to have violated the league’s new slide rule upon review.
Under the new rule, it appears Machado should have been called for interference for making contact with Lawrie’s leg, which would have meant the runner who eventually reached first base would also be called out. Instead of a potential triple-play, Chicago only turned two.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected for arguing the call.
– Kenny Ducey