Dirks' miscue officially changed from 2B to E7 after MLB review
An official Major League Baseball review of a scoring play has changed Andy Dirks misplay of a Tyler Flowers line drive — originally ruled a double — to an error, it was announced Saturday.
As a result, the four runs scored against Justin Verlander later that inning are now unearned, lowering his season ERA from 3.74 to 3.50.
The play came in the bottom of the fourth inning of a tie game between the Tigers and White Sox. With one out, and runners on first and second, Flowers lifted a 2-2 pitch on a line toward left field. Dirks misplayed the ball, which glanced off his glove, and the runner from second scored.
“It was a ball I should have caught,” Dirks admitted to reporters after the game, “but I just missed it — a big play, but I didn’t make it. That’s the bottom line.”