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April 9, 2013
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Ump admits ending mistake, Rangers beat Rays 5-4

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon knew it was ball four to Ben Zobrist, who was already headed toward first base. Even Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan expected that would be the call after his full-count pitch. Except plate umpire Marty Foster called a game-ending third strike — one he later admitted was wrong. Nathan mouthed “Wow!” when the strike was called to wrap up his 300th career save, which along with the Rangers’ 5-4 victory stood despite Foster’s postgame admission late Monday night. “That kind of call cannot occur. I don’t even want to say under those …

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