Umps admit they missed Game 4 call

PHILADELPHIA --- For the second time in two days, umpires acknowledged they missed a key call in the World Series.


The Philadelphia Phillies scored in the first inning of Game 4 on Sunday night after Jimmy Rollins scampered safely back to third during a rundown. But television replays showed he was tagged on the backside by Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria and should have been called out by third base ump Tim Welke .

"He's seen the replay. He knows he missed it," Mike Port , Major League Baseball's vice president for umpiring, said Monday.

This is the first postseason in which baseball is using replay -- though only to review home run calls. Longoria swiped his arm in frustration after Rollins was called safe, and Rays manager Joe Maddon came out for a brief argument.

"I just saw him swing and miss. I never saw a tag," Welke explained after Sunday night's game. "That's a swipe tag. A lot of times on a swipe tag, the glove will pause. I saw him try to make a swipe tag, but I never saw the glove pause."

Rollins wound up scoring when Pat Burrell drew a bases-loaded walk from Andy Sonnanstine , and the Phillies went on to a 10-2 victory that gave them a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Series.

RATINGS: Game 4 drew the highest TV ratings so far of the World Series.

Sunday night's game earned a 9.3 rating and 15 share on Fox, the network said Monday.

That's down 11 percent from the last Game 4 in which a team didn't have a chance of clinching. Cardinals-Tigers in 2006 drew a 10.4/18.

The first four games are averaging an 8.0/14, a 25 percent decrease from the 10.6/18 for the Boston Red Sox's sweep of the Colorado Rockies last year.

ROCKIES: In Tampa, Fla., pitcher Luis Vizcaino was arrested Monday after police said he was driving under the influence. The 34-year-old reliever was bailed out of jail later in the day.

Officers said he was going 71 mph in a 45 mph zone early Monday.

The Rockies said they were "extremely disappointed" and have been in contact with the player and his representatives. Vizcaino, who lives in Florida, was 1-2 this season with a 5.28 ERA.



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