WATCH: Sportsbooks Refund Braves Bets After Controversial Call Vs. Phillies

Written By Stephen Andress on April 11, 2021 - Last Updated on April 12, 2021
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Sportsbooks decided to refund Braves bets after a controversial call at the end of Sunday Night Baseball between Atlanta and the Philadelphia Phillies left many baseball bettors frustrated. The ninth inning play at the plate lit up social media, but if you bet Braves moneyline at some US sportsbooks, you got a second chance.

DraftKings Sportsbook refunded all Braves moneyline bets late Sunday night in DK Dollars. FanDuel Sportsbook did the same with site credit for Atlanta moneyline wagers but also parlays.

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Watch the controversial call that refund Braves bets

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm was ruled safe at home on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning on a bang-bang play at the plate. It turned out to be the winning run in a 7-6 Philadelphia win.

The play was reviewed, and although some angles left many convinced Bohm’s foot never touched home plate, ultimately Major League Baseball stood with the call on the field without indisputable video evidence.

Take a look at the play at the plate:

A second slow-motion angle only angered Braves backers even more:

ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney tweeted after the game that he was not along in believing Bohm was not only out at the plate but the video evidence was conclusive:

NL MVP candidate Ronald Acuna Jr. homered in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game at 6-6 after the Braves closed around -170 favorites before the game.

It’s still very early in the season, but the Phillies are gaining ground on Atlanta and New York in the odds to win the NL East with their strong start. Philadelphia entered the season as +800 longshots to win the division. The Phillies are off to a 6-3 start, with four of those wins against the Braves.

David O’Brien has been covering baseball for more than a quarter century, and after Sunday night, offered his own opinion on Major League Baseball’s replay system.

After the game, Bohm was asked if he thought he was safe.

Not to Braves bettors, Alec. Not to Braves bettors. This one will be tough to swallow, except for those that placed their bets at DraftKings or FanDuel Sportsbooks.

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Stephen Andress joined Catena Media as Managing Editor of TheLines.com in March 2021. He began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Eugene, OR before moving to Louisville, KY. There he covered the Kentucky Derby, Sugar Bowl and three consecutive Final Fours. Stephen later won an Emmy award while working for the Indianapolis Colts. More recently, he produced content for the PGA TOUR and multiple fantasy football and sports betting websites. Nothing has excited him more in his career than seeing legalized sports betting in the United States and the opportunity to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for it. His hobbies include kicking his high school friends' butts in fantasy football, Japanese whisky and Kentucky bourbon, golf outrights and supporting RIP Medical Debt, a charity which works to wipe out medical bills for those who have been unable to cover the cost of getting sick.

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