Jonah Heim saves Rangers opener after umpire disagreement

The champion Texas Rangers started the season with a win. Certainly, catcher Jonah Heim was involved.

The All-Star catcher gave the Chicago Cubs a lead in the ninth inning but saved his team's World Series title night with a 4-3 win in extra innings.

Cubs pinch-hitter Miles Mastrobuoni faced Rangers closer José Leclerc with two outs and runners on first and second.

 Leclerc's low changeup bounced by Heim, who thought Mastrobuoni had hit the ball while swinging.

Heim was right on replay, but Cubs' Michael Busch observed the ball was still alive and unattended while arguing with home plate umpire Chad Fairchild. He broke for home and scored to put the Cubs up 3-2.

Fairchild's call of the pitch as a ball was wrong, but Busch wouldn't have scored if Heim had continued. The catcher confessed post-game.

"I take full responsibility for what happened," stated. I should have finished the play. Totally my fault."

In the ninth inning, Rangers pinch-hitter Travis Jankowski did this, saving Heim and Fairchild

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