Major League Baseball has overturned a controversial scoring decision from Friday’s game between the Rangers and Red Sox. Acting on an appeal by the Boston slugger, MLB changed an error in the seventh to a single on Wednesday.
Darvish had retired the first 20 batters before Ortiz hit a popup that was ruled an error even though it wasn’t touched.
The popup dropped between Texas rookie second baseman Rougned Odor and right fielder Alex Rios. The official scorer charged Rios with an error, citing MLB rules that a ball doesn’t have to be touched to be an error if a routine catch was possible.
Per Rule 10.12:
The official scorer shall charge an outfielder with an error if such outfielder allows a fly ball to drop to the ground if, in the official scorer’s judgment, at that position making ordinary effort would have caught such fly ball "
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MLB announced on Wednesday that they have overturned the call, changing the error to a base hit. Darvish's one-hitter is now a two-hitter.Read more
Acting on an appeal by Boston slugger David Ortiz, MLB on Wednesday changed an error in the seventh to a single. Darvish retired the first 20Read more