DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have been credited with an extra run from the last play of Friday night’s loss to Cleveland, making the final score 7-5 in favor of the Indians.
The final score initially was 7-4, but the Tigers announced the change Saturday, saying the play was reviewed by the Elias Sports Bureau and Major League Baseball.
Detroit trailed 7-4 with one out and runners on first and second when Miguel Cabrera’s flyball to right-center field was caught by Rajai Davis, who bobbled the ball at first. The Indians eventually doubled Cameron Maybin off first for the third out. Since Ian Kinsler — the runner on second — crossed the plate before Maybin was retired, his run counts.
The Indians never appealed whether Kinsler tagged up on the flyout before advancing. Cleveland, of course, had no real reason to appeal anything after Maybin was doubled off for the third out.
Indians manager Terry Francona found out about the change before talking to reporters prior to Saturday’s game. At that point, he wasn’t clear on the explanation for why the run might count.
“They’ve mixed me up, and now I’m mixing myself up,” Francona said. “We still won.”
Cabrera is credited with a sacrifice fly and an RBI.