WATCH: Controversial Red Sox-Astros fan interference call sparks debate

Fans interfere with Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts trying to catch a ball hit by Houston Astros' Jose Altuve on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston.
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Fans interfere with Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts trying to catch a ball hit by Houston Astros' Jose Altuve on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston.

Credit: Frank Franklin II

Credit: Frank Franklin II

For the first time since 2013, the Boston Red Sox are one win away from a spot in the World Series after their Game 4 win against the Houston Astros in the ALCS.

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But Wednesday's 8-6 win, which put the Red Sox ahead 3-1 in the series, didn't come without controversy.

A ball launched from the Astros' Jose Altuve to right field looked like it was about to put the Red Sox in a tough spot, but Altuve was called out on a contentious fan interference ruling involving Boston outfielder Mookie Betts, changing the entire game.

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The call sparked debate on Twitter among fans, sports journalists and celebrities, including Hall of Famer Chipper Jones and supermodel Kate Upton, who is married to Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.

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The Astros fan said to have interfered with the play, Troy Caldwell, told the Houston Chronicle that he "didn't do anything wrong."

Read more here and here.

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