DETROIT – Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees was the beneficiary of the obvious mix-ups in Friday night’s count, walking behind just three balls.
Urshela took the podium in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers after he fouled several 2-2 grounds. The next offer from Kyle Funkhouser went outside and went to the backstop. Heading first, no one from the Tigers seemed to argue.
The Yankees didn’t score in the innings and eventually lost 3-2 in the extra inning. Vic Carapazza was the plate judge.
Problems like this happen from time to time. In last year’s playoffs, Pablo Lopez of Miami threw four balls to Atlanta’s Adam Duvall, but Duvall didn̵7;t win first.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.