A statement from the commissioner's office on why Major League Baseball denied the Cleveland Indians' protest of Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. In the third inning of that game, umpires waved off a run by Baltimore that scored on a sacrifice fly before adding it three innings later.
The statement read:
the Rules do not address a situation, Official Baseball Rule 9.01 (c) gives them the discretion to rule on any point not otherwise covered by the Rules. Mindful of their obligation that ``the first requisite is to get decisions correctly,'' as the Rules instruct them, this umpire crew was within the authority that Rule 9.01 (c) gave them to correct the game score when they did.
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