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On tag play in eighth, Caleb Joseph said he needed to be more aggressive
On tag play in eighth, Caleb Joseph said he needed to be more aggressive

When Caleb Joseph received a throw as Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez headed toward him in the top of the eighth, the Orioles catcher said he had two things on his mind: tag Ramirez out, and don't break baseball's new home-plate collision rules. Instead, Ramirez dodged Joseph’s tentative effort at a tag, scoring safely as the White Sox took a three-run lead and held on to win, 4-2, on Tuesday night at Camden Yards. Rule 7.13, implemented by Major League Baseball before the season, forbids catchers from blocking the path of the runner until he has possession of the ball. It’s an attempt to eliminate extraneous collisions from the game, but it has also...

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