CHICAGO — The Dodgers won a challenge in the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs when video review was used to determine that a fan interfered with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
Here’s how he did it:
The fan received a momentary standing ovation when a clip of the catch was replayed over and over on the video boards at Wrigley Field. The batter, Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel, was declared out after the challenge and subsequent review.
Update (6 p.m.): The fan, identified as Keith Hartley of Chicago, was allowed to remain in his seat. So was his baby.
Barring an unexpected last-minute push, Adrian Gonzalez will not start for the National League at the upcoming All-Star Game.
The Dodgers first baseman trails Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt by more than two million votes (5,867,602 to 3,329,716) in the last update provided today by MLB. He and Yasmani Grandal, who is a distant fourth among NL catchers, are the only Dodgers among the top-five vote getters at their position.
Joc Pederson is sixth, and Yasiel Puig is 14th, among NL outfielders. The top three outfielders on the fan ballot will start the game on July 14 in Cinncinati.
Voting continues online until July 2. Between now and then, only one more vote count will be announced by the league. That will happen a week from today.
The full updated voting results are below:
A reminder: The top three outfielders will start the game, as will the top vote-getter at the other five positions. Here is the most recently updated vote tally: