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Official Scorer Determines There Was No Error

If anything ends up being changed about Wednesday's Tigers-Indians game, the alteration will have to come from Bud Selig. Although the door was open for the official scorer to change the Indians' only hit to an error, giving Armando Galarraga a no-hitter, it has since been determined that there was no error made by the Tigers on that play.

"It didn't appear to me that Galarraga ever lost control of the ball," [official scorer Chuck] Klonke told the newspaper. "It was in his glove. I couldn't say he was juggling it. He closed the glove on it. I don't think it would warrant calling an error. I don't think there will be any changes on that."

With a revised no-hitter out of the equation, the only hope for a change to this game lies with commissioner Bud Selig. I imagine we will hear from him about this situation sometime today, but I would be absolutely stunned if Selig even considers correcting the call and awarding Galarraga his perfect game. That seems like something that would be completely out of character for Selig to do. I would love to be wrong, but I'm just not very hopeful since this would be such a radical decision.