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MLB on Ortiz scoring flap: Respect the process

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MLB on Ortiz scoring flap: Respect the process
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz raises his arms as he crosses home plate after his game-tying, solo home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Red Sox won 2-1 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre says he doesn't agree with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz about official scorers.

Ortiz was upset Wednesday when his hard grounder was ruled an error on Minnesota first baseman Joe Mauer instead of a hit. When the inning ended at Fenway Park, Ortiz glared and waved his arms toward official scorer Bob Ellis.

After Boston won, Ortiz suggested that scoring decisions should tilt toward the home team.

Torre, the MLB executive vice president for baseball operations, says not everyone will agree with official scorers.

''But everyone in our game deserves respect. I hope that David will meet that standard going forward, because I don't share the same views that he expressed,'' Torre said in a statement.

''Official scorers should never give any benefit of the doubt to the home team,'' he said.

Ortiz declined to discuss the matter when approached by reporters before Friday's game at Oakland.

''I've got no comment on that,'' Ortiz said.

Players can ask for a review. Last month, Torre reversed a scorer's ruling and gave Ortiz a single against Texas ace Yu Darvish.

Boston manager John Farrell said he previously spoke with Ortiz about the incident. He added that the Red Sox will send tape from the play to the MLB offices for further review.

''Anytime there's a discrepancy, a dispute or a differing of opinion, there's a process that the play can be forwarded for further review and that's what we'll do with David's ball that glanced off Mauer's glove the other day,'' Farrell said. ''It was a time when some frustration emerged. The review process will have a chance to look at this again.''

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