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Santiago cries no foul on at-bat vs. Westbrook

Santiago cries no foul on at-bat vs. Westbrook

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Santiago cries no foul on at-bat vs. Westbrook
DETROIT -- The way Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook worked his way through the Tigers' lineup Wednesday night, which saw Detroit fall, 3-1, the out he probably shouldn't have had got overlooked. But replays showed Ramon Santiago should've been put on base with a hit-by-pitch leading off the fifth inning.

Santiago squared around to bunt on an 0-1 pitch, but replays showed he pulled the bat back as the pitch came in. The ball hit Santiago on his right leg. Home-plate umpire Brian Runge ruled it a foul ball, resulting in an 0-2 count.

Santiago grounded out to first on the 1-2 pitch. Detroit's next batter, Gerald Laird, reached base on a one-out walk, but Westbrook retired Austin Jackson and Quintin Berry from there.

"I was shocked," Santiago said. "[If] he called me swinging or something, maybe I could take that better, but no, not a foul ball. That's not even close. My bat's over here. The ball hit me in the leg. Come on."

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