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Judgment Call

Friday night, the A’s beat the Orioles 14-9. Oakland scored six in the top of the ninth. Here’s the play log. Ryan Cook finished the bottom of the eighth, then Jerry Blevins handled the ninth. Blevins was credited with the win.

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Recap excerpt:

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Jerry Blevins (4-0) was given credit for the win by the official scorer because Oakland closer Ryan Cook was ineffective in the eighth.

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Wikipedia:

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If, in the official scorer’s judgment, the relief pitcher was “ineffective,” the win is awarded to the succeeding relief pitcher who was most effective, in the official scorer’s judgment.

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