Polanco's 2B errorless streak lives after scorer changes call
The official scorer who charged Detroit's Placido Polanco with an error in the first inning Friday of the Tigers' 9-6, 11-inning victory over the Yankees has changed the call, giving new life to Polanco's record errorless streak for a second baseman, which stood at 149 games after Saturday night's loss.
Several Detroit-area media outlets reported Saturday that official scorer Ron Kleinfelter changed the call after meeting with umpire Hunter Wendelstedt, charging the error to Tigers first baseman Marcus Thames.
Polanco's throw was wide and low after having cleanly fielded a groundball off the bat of center fielder Melky Cabrera, and Thames' foot was ruled off the bag.
Polanco's streak dates to July 1, 2006.
Luis Castillo holds the second-longest mark for second basemen with 143 errorless games from May 30, 2006, to June 5, 2007, set while playing for the Minnesota Twins. Steve Garvey owns the big-league record for consecutive errorless games by an infielder at 193, set from 1983-85.