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Was Mike Moustakas robbed of time in Home Run Derby?

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas talked to reporters during a news conference before the Home Run Derby on Monday in Miami.
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas talked to reporters during a news conference before the Home Run Derby on Monday in Miami. The Associated Press

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas fell one swing shy of tying Miguel Sanó in the Home Run Derby in Miami.

But was Moustakas robbed of that extra chance by the timekeeper? It seemed like it.

Moose called for a timeout after taking a swing with 1 minute, 38 seconds left in his segment of the Derby, but the clock continued to run. The clock ran even after the ball landed in the stands with 1:34 left in Moustakas’ time.

 

This clock issue did not go unnoticed by some fans, although there were many interpretations of how much time Moustakas lost.

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