Boone goes nuts after controversial review ruling strips Yankees of HR
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New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres put his team up 5-0 on a three-run homer to left field. Or so he thought.

Shortly afterward, the Kansas City Royals argued the ruling on the field, as a fan seemed to interfere with Alex Gordon's attempt to catch the flyball - which was otherwise earmarked for the seats.

After a lengthy review, Torres' home run was rescinded and it was ruled to be a flyout on fan interference. DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit - who would have scored on the play - were instructed to retake their spots on the bases with two out, as the Yankees' lead reverted back to 2-0.

Without hesitation, Yankees skipper Aaron Boone stormed the field to argue the call and was ejected by second base umpire and crew chief Jerry Meals.

Saturday's ejection marked the fourth time Boone had been tossed from a regular season game in his second season of managing the Yankees.

The league definitively determined that the fan interfered with the ball while it was over the field of play, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Royals starter Heath Fillmyer wound up navigating out of the jam, inducing a pop out from Clint Frazier in the subsequent at-bat.

The call was reminiscent of a play in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros when Jose Altuve seemed to hit a game-tying two-run home run into the right-field seats of Minute Maid Park. Upon review, the league ruled that Mookie Betts would have made the catch if it weren't for fan interference, and Altuve was ruled out.

According to MLB rules, spectator interference is defined as any time a fan "clearly prevents a fielder from catching a fly ball."

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