Tuesday June 30th, 2015

This is why some people don't want MLB to change the rules for intentional walks. 

In the ninth inning of Monday's game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians, Rays pitcher Ronald Belisario tried to walk Michael Brantley intentionally​ but threw a wild pitch, allowing Jason Kipnis to score from third.

Belisario had allowed a single to Kipnis and a double to Francisco Lindor to start the inning. Walking Brantley, a .301 hitter, would have set up a force play at every base. 

But Belisario's first pitch of the at-bat was several feet high and wide of the catcher's range and Kipnis was able to score standing up, extending Cleveland's lead to 4–1.

Belisario threw another wild pitch later in the inning that allowed Ryan Raburn to score Cleveland's seventh and final run of the game. The Indians won 7–1. 

Watch: Pablo Sandoval grounds out on pitch above his head

- Dan Gartland

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