4-base error on ball over fence helps Rangers top Angels 7-3

Texas Rangers' Nick Solak, right, is greeted at the dugout by Todd Frazier, left, after hitting a solo home run on a fly ball that the popped out of the mitt of Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell (not pictured) and went over the outfield wall during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Texas’ Nick Solak popped out of the rookie’s glove and flew the few remaining feet over the fence in the Rangers’ 7-3 win. The play was initially ruled a home run for Solak, but the official scorer changed it to an error after consulting with the Elias Sports Bureau. Elias said it wasn’t aware of any precedent for a four-base error on a ball that went over the fence. Lance Lynn recorded his 100th career win.