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Young fan moved from seat after inference cost Tommy Pham potential homer

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A young Diamondbacks fan caught what was deemed a home run turned fan interference, and was relocated in Chase Field on Friday.

During the seventh inning of the game against the Reds, Arizona outfielder and former Met Tommy Pham hit a deep ball that appeared headed over the fence, but was low enough for the Cincinnati rookie outfielder Spencer Steer to grab, or so he thought.

Steer leaped up and left with nothing as on a closer look the young fan pulled the ball with his own glove out of Steer’s.


Reds' Spencer Steer catches Tommy Pham's almost-home run before it's stolen from a young Diamondbacks fan.
Reds’ Spencer Steer catches Tommy Pham’s near-home run before it’s stolen from a young Diamondbacks fan.
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The play was initially called as a homer for Pham, but after further review, the umpires overturned the call into an out on fan interference.

“MVP” chants rang out for the fan as the call was under review and the child was later captured on video being removed from his seat with his family, receiving high-fives from fellow fans as he left.

The Diamondbacks broadcaster reported that the fan and his family were not ejected from the game, but rather relocated within Chase Field.


The young Diamondbacks fan grabs the baseball out of Reds' Spencer Steer's glove.
The young Diamondbacks fan grabs the baseball out of Reds’ Spencer Steer’s glove.
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The young fan receives high fives from fellow Arizona fans as he and his family are removed from their seats.
The young fan receives high-fives from fellow Arizona fans as he and his family are removed from their seats.
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The complex incident didn’t have a significant effect on the outcome of the game between the two teams fighting for a wild-card spot.

The Diamondbacks both won the night 10-4 with Pham going 1-for-4 with two RBIs.


Tommy Pham celebrates his two run single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fourth inning.
Tommy Pham celebrates his two-run single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fourth inning.
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Arizona improved to 68-61 with a 1 1/2 game lead on the Reds and Giants for the third and final NL wild-card spot.



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