Royals right fielder Alex Rios made a big-time mental error in the third inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.
With Wilmer Flores on third base with one out, the Royals trailed 1-0 and had the infield played in. Curtis Granderson lifted a fly ball to right. It appeared that Rios would have a chance to throw out Flores if he broke for the plate.
Flores ran. Rios jogged a couple of steps, then threw. He apparently lost track of how many outs there were in the inning.
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The Royals challenged that Flores had left early, but the replay officials determined there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn the run.
People were less than thrilled with Rios: