MILWAUKEE -- A play that turned out to be harmless in the end left official scorers scrambling and players and coaches scratching their heads for an explanation Friday night at Miller Park.
It was easy for the Brewers to laugh about it afterward because they held on to beat the Cubs, 5-4, for their fifth straight win, but they ran themselves out of a promising eighth inning in the most bizarre way possible.
Jean Segura was on second base and Ryan Braun on first base with nobody out in the eighth inning when Segura was fooled by an inside move from Cubs pitcher Shawn Camp and got caught in a rundown.
Braun advanced to second base, assuming Segura was going to be tagged out in the rundown. Segura instead retreated to second base, meaning Braun was out because Segura is allowed to return to the base he previously occupied.
Because Segura didn't know the rule, he came off of second base thinking he was out. Cubs manager Dale Sveum claimed afterward that Segura was tagged right when ...