Rules Academy Top Videos of 2019 No. 4: Red Sox Confused by Running Lane Rule


The Mariners and Red Sox played at Safeco on March 29 when this odd double play occurred.

The Red Sox had the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning and one out when Eduardo Nunez hit a slow roller up the first base line that was fielded by pitcher Cory Gearrin, who proceeded to throw home for the force out.

The batter/runner, Nunez, stopped running and ducked when he neared Gearrin to avoid being hit by the throw. Nunez never advanced much farther up the line, as he looked back to see the play at the plate. He ducked again when catcher Omar Narvaez fired to first to complete a 1-2-3 twin-killing.

And the mistake by Nunez was. ...

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