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Hopefully, the interpretation of appeals regarding force outs will be clarified in the future.
The low Class-A Lansing Lugnuts managed to lose a baseball game to the Great Lakes Loons on July 1, when a Lansing baserunner was not aware that no run can score when an inning ends in a force out, per rule 4.09 (a-2).
But the ball bounced a few feet away from Macfarlane, who instead of stepping on the plate for the inning-ending force out, threw wildly past first baseman George Brett allowing all three Toronto runners to score.