{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Upon further review, Hannahan has a homer

Upon further review, Hannahan has a homer

|
Upon further review, Hannahan has a homer
CLEVELAND -- Umpires overturned a call in the third inning of Friday's contest between the Rangers and Indians that resulted in a solo home run for third baseman Jack Hannahan. Cleveland went on to win the series opener, 6-3.

Hannahan led off the frame with a high fly that ricocheted off the top of the wall in right field, just inside the foul pole. The ball caromed past Texas' Nelson Cruz and back toward the infield, and Hannahan sprinted to third base for an apparent triple.

Skipper Manny Acta then asked home-plate umpire Dale Scott to review the play. Scott convened with the rest of his crew, and after a delay of two minutes and 20 seconds, Scott ruled the play a home run, Hannahan's second of the season.

The long ball gave Cleveland a two-run lead. Shin-Soo Choo provided the first two tallies with a two-run homer in the second inning.

"It was nice to see Choo come alive and hit that homer, and Jack continues to be big for us," Acta said.

Hannahan notched a pair of hits to raise his average to a team-best .306. He ranks second on the club in RBIs, with 16.

The Indians collected 10 hits, all off Rangers starter Colby Lewis.

"We laid off some tough pitches and guys didn't try to do too much," Acta said. "Choo hit the homer to dead center; he wasn't trying to yank the ball. Everyone had a good approach. We hit a few balls up the middle. He pitched well, but we scored enough to hand it to our bullpen."

Zack Meisel is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @zackmeisel. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español