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Scoring change gives Chen an extra earned run

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Third baseman Mike Moustakas lost an error, but pitcher Bruce Chen added an earned run to his ledger as the result of a scoring change in the Royals' 4-3 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Moustakas was initially charged with an error when he missed a ball hit by Adrian Nieto in the fifth inning. However, Major League Baseball executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre ruled it should have been scored a double. As a result, Nieto had his first big league hit, albeit a few days late. The White Sox secured the ball as a souvenir for Nieto, anticipating a revision.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Third baseman Mike Moustakas lost an error, but pitcher Bruce Chen added an earned run to his ledger as the result of a scoring change in the Royals' 4-3 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Moustakas was initially charged with an error when he missed a ball hit by Adrian Nieto in the fifth inning. However, Major League Baseball executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre ruled it should have been scored a double. As a result, Nieto had his first big league hit, albeit a few days late. The White Sox secured the ball as a souvenir for Nieto, anticipating a revision.

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The run that scored later in the inning became earned instead of unearned. It was the only run scored against Chen in his 6 1/3 innings.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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