April 12, 2009

JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU'VE SEEN EVERYTHING...:

Ethier scores before double play ends top of second (Ken Gurnick, 4/12/09, MLB.com

The Dodgers literally were awarded a gift run in the second inning Sunday when a rarely seen "fourth-out rule" was invoked in their game against the D-backs.

Andre Ethier was at third base, Juan Pierre at second, and with one out, Randy Wolf lined out to pitcher Dan Haren, who threw to second baseman Felipe Lopez, who tagged out Pierre off second base for the apparent third out of the inning.

But by the time Pierre was erased, Ethier had crossed the plate. The D-backs left the field without making a play on Ethier at third base, which would have been the fourth out of the inning.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 12, 2009 7:00 PM
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