Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup after leaving the previous game because of left hip flexor tightness.
Sanchez should’ve automatically been called out for having essentially passed Stanton on the bases. Once the tag was applied to Stanton, he would’ve been declared out, too. That all means the play should have ended in a double play. It didn’t happen that way.
After a lengthy discussion among the umpires that included a vociferous argument from Orioles manager Buck Showalter, the ruling of one lone out — Stanton — stood.
The MLB rulebook actually cites a similar example of a trail runner (Sanchez) reaching a base while the lead runner (Stanton) is in a rundown. The rule says, “the trailing runner is out and third base is unoccupied. The lead runner is entitled to third base if he returns to touch it before he is out … unless he is declared out for abandoning the bases.”
Andrew Benintendi hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s wild six-run eighth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.
Miller is hitting .222 with a home run and five RBIs this season.
The Rays are replacing Miller by adding right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber from Triple-A Durham.
He will become the third player born in St. Petersburg, Florida, in Rays history.
It was important for the Giants to see Beckham at the facility this spring. They want to see him work out in order to make sure he’s running well and pain-free before they’re willing to invest long term in his services. They also want to make sure he’s willing to buy into the new program being installed by Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman.