MLB upholds official scorer's call on Upton single, Mets appeal denied
Major League Baseball has upheld the original official scorer's decision on CF B.J. Upton's single in Wednesday's game, meaning Mets RHP R.A. Dickey will not be given a no-hitter against Tampa Bay.
The Mets had made an official appeal to MLB after Dickey threw a complete-game one-hitter against the Rays Wednesday. The only Rays hit from Wednesday's game was an Upton chopper to third, which Mets 3B David Wright tried to bare-hand but missed, resulting in an infield hit. The Mets asked to see if the play would be ruled an error, so that Dickey could get a no-hitter.
Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged there was less than a five-percent chance the call would get overturned, but thought they'd "give it a shot" considering the potential special moment for Dickey.
-- JOE SMITH