MILWAUKEE – The San Francisco Giants thought they caught a bizarre break Monday: Khris Davis was called out for missing the plate on his home run trot.
Davis wound up with his homer after Milwaukee challenged the ruling during the Giants' 8-4 victory.
In the first inning, Davis pointed into the crowd and skipped across the plate. It appeared to umpire Will Little and Giants catcher Andrew Susac that the back of Davis' right foot failed to touch home.
The Giants appealed. Before Ryan Braun came up, pitcher Tim Lincecum lobbed the ball to Susac, who stepped on the plate. Davis was called out.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell then came out to contest the decision. After a replay review that took several minutes, the home run counted.
Davis stomped firmly in the middle of the plate after hitting another solo home run in the third.