Alec Bohm’s left foot might or might not have touched home plate in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday night at Truist Park. He scored either way.
Bohm’s controversial run salvaged the Phillies’ series with a 7-6 victory over the Braves. Bohm doubled to right-center field to start the ninth. Jean Segura’s groundout to second advanced Bohm to third. Didi Gregorius then hit a fly ball to shallow left field, just 230 feet from home plate. Phillies third-base coach Dusty Wathan sent Bohm. Braves left fielder Marcell Ozuna threw to the plate. The ball and Bohm arrived at home plate at about the same time, and home-plate umpire Lance Barrett called Bohm safe. But television replays appeared to show Bohm’s foot might have just missed the plate.
Replay review said the play would stand as called.
Hector Neris pitched a scoreless ninth as the Phillies avoided the series sweep.