Umpires went to the video replay to review it and determined that it was a two-base hit
. It marked the fourth time at Fenway Park that a play has been reviewed to determine if it was a home run.
Rule 10.07 reads, "When the batter attempts to make a two-base hit
or a three base hit by sliding, he must hold the last base to which he advances.
Among those two-base hit
leaders, only four of them reached the 500 plateau without ever hitting as many as 40 in one season--including Tony Perez, Dave Winfield and Rickey Henderson.
A possible source for the error may have been Sporting Life since in their coverage for the first game the hits were identified as "Three-base hits" below the box score, no "Two-base hits
" were listed, while for the second game Sporting Life correctly indicated the hits as Two-base hits
, again due to the ground rule.
Lowrie clubbed 49 two-base hits
in 2017, a total collected 10 times in the American League and nine times in the National League.