Oakland Athletics: Ken Macha was ready to file his first official protest as A's manager Thursday. In the third inning of Oakland's 5-2 victory over Seattle, Eric Byrnes dribbled a ball down the first-base line with runners on first and third and two out. First-base umpire Greg Gibson, thinking the ball hit off Byrnes' foot, called a foul ball only to change his mind and call Byrnes out when first baseman Greg Colbrunn stepped on the bag. After winning the game, Macha decided it was a moot point.
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